Work injuries can take a long time to heal. Workers compensation benefits are designed to help an injured employee receive the necessary medical care and rehabilitation while that happens.
Every workplace has its own challenges - and injury risks. In some industries, such as construction, those risks are more common than others. But injuries can occur in all types of workplaces, and that's why workers' compensation is so important to workers in Maryland and through the country.
Workplace injuries are supposed to be reported promptly. Prompt reporting enables injured workers to get the medical attention they need and allows the workers' compensation to function. It also puts employers on notice of hazards to be corrected so that other workers do not suffer similar injuries.
It's only natural to want to work. This desire starts, of course with paying your bills and feeding your family - both very important. Yet as essential as making money is, the motivation for working goes beyond money. After all, working is also about human dignity and using your unique talents in productive ways.