Workers’ Compensation And Your Rights
When you have been injured at work and need to know your workers’ compensation rights, your employer or your employer’s insurance carrier may not give you all the information you need. For the past 40 years, Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., has been answering workers’ questions about their rights — and helping them protect those rights. You can talk to a skilled attorney at any of our offices in Baltimore, Bel Air, Frederick, Essex, Glen Burnie and Towson.
Understanding Your Workers’ Compensation Rights
In helping tens of thousands of workers obtain workers’ comp benefits, our workers’ compensation attorneys know the laws, the appeals system and your rights as an injured worker. It costs nothing to call and ask a question. Our pay comes when — and only when — we obtain benefits for you.
Here are a few commonly overlooked workers’ compensation benefits:
- Workers’ compensation benefits can include not only the payment of temporary total disability benefits to compensate the injured worker while missing time from work, but may also include an award for permanent partial disability after the worker has completed medical treatment.
- Additional benefits may include vocational services should the employee be unable to return to normal duties at work. These vocational services can provide, among other things, assistance with finding a job and/or training to learn a new occupation, and are provided at the expense of the employer and their insurance company.
- Workers’ compensation (also called workman’s comp) wage benefits are two-thirds of average weekly wages up to a capped maximum. The worker needs to be sure that the average weekly wage is properly calculated so that benefits are accurate.
- An injured worker is entitled to medical benefits, medications and mileage payments for visits to a health care provider.
- Whether your work injury was caused by a single industrial accident, by the job requirement to lift something heavy or by repetitive stress, you have a right to medical treatment and wage loss payments.
Know your rights. In many cases — especially when the employer denies you were injured at work, when the insurer denies coverage or when your average weekly wage is in dispute — a lawyer can assure that your rights are protected.
Get Proven Help Now
You do not have to go to a workers’ compensation hearing or face an insurance carrier or an employer alone. At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., the lawyers are on your side.