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Helping You Recover Your Rightful Benefits

If you were injured on the job while working in Howard County (or in another jurisdiction while working for a Howard County employer), you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. Our experienced Columbia workers’ compensation attorneys can determine if you are entitled to immediate temporary total benefits for lost income or wages due to the injury. In most cases, when you are injured on the job, you should be able to receive these benefits.

Our Columbia workers’ compensation attorneys can also ensure your claim is filed in a timely manner. This means you can receive medical attention for your injury and the costs of your medical appointments are paid for by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier. There are, of course, strict notice time deadlines with respect to the employer and the workers’ compensation commission that must be followed.

To learn more about how our attorneys can assist you in seeking your workers’ compensation benefits, contact us online or call (410) 505-8211 for a free, confidential consultation.

Permanent Disability Benefits

Our skilled Columbia work injury lawyers will follow your claim throughout the workers’ compensation process and ensure that when you reach “maximum medical improvement” (MMI), they file a claim for payment disability for you if necessary.

Permanent disability awards are based on:

  • The body part injured
  • The percentage of the body part that is permanently injured
  • Your average weekly wage

The workers’ compensation statute is not designed to make you rich. However, it favors the injured worker as long as all of the strict code requirements are followed. That being said, without proper legal representation, you may have difficulties meeting the necessary deadlines and ensuring that your application is free of errors and omissions.

How Our Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help

Our Columbia workers’ compensation attorneys are familiar with everything that needs to be filed, as well as all applicable workers’ compensation deadlines in Maryland. Once you are done treating, we can negotiate your claim or have it heard by a Workers’ Compensation Commissioner in nearby Beltsville.

Our lawyers routinely argue and win cases before the workers’ compensation commission on complex workers’ compensation issues, including matters of “causal connection,” unpaid temporary total benefits, and permanent disability benefits. We understand the law, and we are not afraid to go before the commission whenever necessary. Our law firm has obtained some of the largest work injury awards available under state law.

To get an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer involved in your case, contact Portner & Shure, P.A. online or by phone at (410) 505-8211 and request a free initial consultation.


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