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Do I need a Lawyer for my Workers' Compensation Claim?

Author: Portner & Shure

If you suffer an injury on the job it can affect many aspects of your life. Not only can it cause you pain and suffering but if severe enough, it may inhibit you from being able to continue your job at the level expected of you. This can cause you to lose a steady paycheck, making it difficult to pay your bills, live your life, and take care of your family.

Thankfully, companies are required to offer workers’ compensation insurance to help in the event an employee is injured on the job. Unfortunately, however, workers’ compensation benefits may not be enough in the case of severe injury and sometimes a claim can even be denied. That’s where an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer can help in your time of need.

At Portner & Shure, our workers’ compensation lawyers have extensive experience helping injured workers get the full compensation and benefits they deserve after suffering an injury on the job. While the standard benefits of this type of claim generally include compensation for medical bills and lost wages, these cases can be complex as insurance companies will try to give you the minimum amount and settle your claim as quickly as possible.

Our lawyers have won our clients over $250 million in settlements and verdicts over the years and will work aggressively on your behalf to make sure that you’re taken care of in your time of need. On top of fighting for the maximum compensation you need for any medical and rehabilitation bills and lost wages from time missed at work, we can help you with many types of workers’ compensation benefits if your injuries are severe enough to affect your ability to perform your job. Our lawyers can help you with:

  • Temporary total disability: If you’re unable to work after the injury, this benefit will pay you two-thirds of your salary, non-taxed, for the time you’re disabled.
  • Temporary partial disability: If you’re able to work some, but not full-time, during your recovery, you may qualify for this benefit that can help compensate for the reduction in pay.
  • Vocational rehabilitation: If you’re unable to return to your job because of the injury, this benefit can help you find a new position at a comparable salary while providing training or additional education paid by the insurance company. You are also still eligible to receive two-thirds of your salary during this time.
  • Permanent Partial disability: You may receive benefits if you’re not completely disabled but your injuries prohibit you from performing your job at the level expected of you.
  • Death benefits: If a family member dies because of a workplace accident you may be eligible for funeral and burial expenses as well as compensation for lost revenue.

While it may seem fairly straightforward for receiving benefits from workers’ compensation insurance, there are many factors that come into play for each benefit. There are also different laws and qualifications in Maryland and Virginia that need to be accounted for. Our experienced lawyers can help you during this difficult time and make sure that you and your family receive the compensation you deserve to get your life back on track.

If you’d like to learn more about workers’ compensation claims and how we can help you, please contact us today for a free consultation at (855) 954-4141. We serve clients throughout Maryland, Virginia and Washington, D.C.

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