The attorneys at Portner & Shure provide clients with skilled representation in order to obtain the full benefits they are entitled. Our attorneys have represented clients in workers' compensation cases for more than 20 years. In addition, our attorneys have extensive experience dealing with insurance companies, employers and the government with respect to obtaining injury benefits.
Temporary total disability benefits are usually awarded during the "healing period." If an employee has an injury that prevents the person from returning to work at all, then the employee may receive temporary total disability payments.
The Maryland Workers' Compensation Act does not allow compensation benefit payments for the first three days of disablement if the period of disability is fourteen days or less. There is one exception that allows for payments to be made for hospital, nursing or other medical services, funeral expenses or medicine. However, if the period of temporary disability lasts for more than fourteen days, then the compensation is allowed from the date of disability.