Being injured at work can be one of the most painful, disruptive, and confusing events that can happen in a person’s life. If you are unable to work, the loss of income can be extremely burdensome on an injured worker and their family. If you don’t have health insurance, you may not know how to pay for medical treatment. And if you’ve sustained a permanent injury, you may wonder how you’ll ever make ends meet in the future. Worrying about these issues on top of dealing with pain can be overwhelming. Your attorney can help you get disability benefits, medical treatment, and even a lump sum award if you’ve sustained a permanent injury.
One of the greatest values of retaining an attorney is that you will have someone who is on your side to protect your interests, financial and medical, every step of the way. Here are some of the most common reasons that workers compensation claims are denied and how hiring an experienced attorney can prevent these things from happening to you.
Injured workers’ claims are frequently denied on the basis that a causal connection is lacking, i.e., the injuries were preexisting. Your attorney can set you up with a doctor of your choice to examine you and provide an unbiased opinion as to the cause of your injuries. Your attorney can negotiate with the insurance company using your doctor’s opinions to attempt to get your claim accepted.
Sometimes, an injured worker’s claim is initially accepted and you receive some medical treatment and some disability benefits. But then the checks stop coming.
Your attorney can help you by setting you up with an unbiased doctor. Your attorney can then use your doctor’s report to file issues on your behalf and obtain an order forcing the insurance carrier to pay your benefits.
If you or a family member have been injured or killed in a Maryland work-related accident and would like to consult an experienced Maryland personal injury attorney for free, contact our office at (301) 854-9000 to schedule an appointment at one of our office locations in Baltimore or throughout Maryland or visit us online at http://www.portnerandshure.com/Personal-Injury/