Frederick Workers’ Compensation Lawyer
Representing Injured Workers in Maryland
If you were injured while working in Frederick, Maryland, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits depending on the status of your employment. Most employers in the state are required to have workers’ compensation insurance. Being covered with workers’ comp does not guarantee you will get the benefits you deserve, though. Many people who suffer a severe work-related accident and injuries are denied benefits due to mistakes that could have been avoided had an experienced work injury lawyer been hired ahead of time.
For more than 25 years, our Frederick workers’ compensation attorneys at Portner & Shure, P.A. have stood up for victims of work-related accidents. Allow us to handle your legal troubles while you focus on recovering. Call (855) 954-4141 to find out more during a free initial consultation.
What We Can Do for Your Workers’ Compensation Claim
The typical workers’ comp claim process can be divided into four steps:
1. Initial conversations and determinations: Our experienced Frederick work injury lawyers can diligently guide your claim throughout the workers’ compensation process. After you contact our office, we will quickly determine if your injuries entitle you to immediate temporary total benefits for your lost income or wages In most cases, individuals injured on the job receive these benefits, but a careful review from an attorney is always a good idea.
2. Filing a claim: Our attorneys will file your workers’ compensation claim as quickly as possible to prevent crucial evidence from spoiling or being misplaced. Also, quick action lets any costs related to the medical care you receive for your injury to be paid for by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier.
3. Disability pay: Once you reach maximum medical improvement (MMI), our attorneys will file a claim for payment disability and recover damages for you. MMI is the medical term for when you reach a point where no further care could be expected to improve your injury or condition. Your award is based on the body part injured, the percentage of the body part that is permanently injured, and your average weekly wage before the accident.
4. Negotiations: After you finish treatment for your injury, we will negotiate your claim or have it heard by the Workers’ Compensation Commission. At Portner & Shure, we routinely argue and win before the Commission on issues concerning unpaid temporary total benefits, causal connection, and permanent disability benefits. We are prepared to go before the Commission and fight for what you deserve.
First Step to Winning: Picking a Trusted Team
As a testament to our success in Frederick, Maryland workers’ compensation claims, we have countless five-star reviews, excellent past results, and national recognition. Our firm has obtained some of the largest work injury awards available under Maryland’s laws. If you want to work with a winning team, then you don’t need to look any further than Portner & Shure!
Call (855) 954-4141 or contact us online if you would like to schedule a free case evaluation.
You can learn more about workers’ compensation claims in Maryland by watching this brief informative video on our YouTube channel.