Frequently Asked Questions About Workers' Comp Claims

Being injured on the job can be an extremely intimidating experience. It can be difficult to get honest answers about where to go for help and what benefits are available. The attorneys at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., have extensive experience representing injured workers in all aspects of workers' comp claims.

We work hard to ensure that injury victims have access to the information they need following a serious workplace accident. In an effort to provide you with the essential information you need as you begin the workers' compensation claims process, we have compiled some of the workers' comp FAQs that we get from our clients.

Q: My employer says I don't need a workers' compensation lawyer. Is that true?

A: It is true that you are not required to have an attorney, but most people find it very beneficial. There are good reasons to hire an experienced workers' compensation attorney. Most employees don't know their rights under Maryland workers' compensation law, which puts your employer and the insurance company at a significant advantage. Or, if your doctor recommends treatment and the Insurer refuses, we can pursue your treatment by obtaining an Order authorizing it, before the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission.

If you don't know all your rights, you could leave thousands of dollars in lost benefits on the table. Our attorneys know your rights and will work to ensure that you receive the full measure of benefits available for your case.

Q: What are my rights?

A: The complete answer to that question will depend largely on the facts of your case. The short answer, however, is that you are entitled to benefits to compensate for a percentage of your lost wages and medical care related to the injury. You may also have the right to seek disability benefits, vocational services and other benefits. We will help you understand your rights and work to ensure that they are protected.

Q: Can I sue my employer if I have been injured at work?

A: No, in most cases. Workers' compensation benefits are the only form of relief available from an employer. However, if someone other than your employer, including a co-worker, was partially or completely responsible for the accident that caused your injuries, you may have grounds for a separate personal injury claim. We will review your case and explain your legal options.

Q: My claim has been denied. What should I do?

A: Fight back. Too many injured workers receive a notification of denial and wrongly assume that they have no further say in the matter. Maryland law allows you to dispute the decision. Our attorneys have been successful in representing injured workers in hearings and appeals following the denial of a claim.

Q: My spouse was killed in a workplace accident. Do I have grounds for a claim?

A: Yes. Under the Maryland Workers' Compensation Act, the families ofworkers who are killed on the job or die from an occupational disease are entitled to seek certain death benefits, including a specified amount for funeral expenses. We will review your case and explain the benefits that may be available for you and your children.

Additional Workers' Comp Questions

You may have additional questions about your workers' comp benefits. Many of the pages on our site may answer additional common questions, such as whether workers' compensation will cover medical bills.

We have represented many construction workers, laborers, factory workers and nurses with back injuries. Workers with back injuries often worry about their ability to obtain workers' compensation benefits.

Are you worried about a pre-existing condition impacting your claim? We can help.

Do you have more questions? Call us!

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Contact Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., to schedule a free initial consultation at any of our office locations. You can email us online or call us at 443-529-0795. We are available 24/7 to answer your questions about your workers' comp claim.