Why Should Injured Workers Hire An Attorney?
Maryland workers’ compensation laws are complex and your employer has an insurance company to represent their interests. Because of these factors, we feel that an injured employee can benefit from having a workers’ compensation attorney. At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we know the law and protect our clients’ rights.
What You Need To Know About Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
When a worker has been injured on the job, it’s difficult to know what to do. Work injuries are painful, and the worker may be getting conflicting advice from the employer, the insurance company, co-workers and even friends and relatives.
Our attorneys deal with workers’ compensation matters every day. We have handled tens of thousands of cases over the past 40 years. We know the law and all its complexities. We travel the state to meet injured workers and to workers’ compensation hearings.
Here are a few questions that injured employees often have:
- What rights do I have? The insurance company often does not volunteer the information you need so that you fully understand your rights. Our lawyers are fully aware of injured workers’ rights and are available to share that information with you.
- How much does a lawyer cost? In workers’ compensation cases, attorneys’ fees are set and regulated closely by the Workers’ Compensation Commission. All fees come out of any award that the injured employee may receive, and the injured worker does not have to pay anything up front to obtain the services of a lawyer.
- What is the deadline for filing a claim? Your workers’ compensation claim must be filed within two years of your injury. Your attorney can help you gather all the data necessary for an effective claim.
You do not have to go to a workers’ compensation hearing or face an insurance carrier or an employer alone. In addition to workers’ comp claims, our lawyers can advise you about personal injury claims. We also help clients through the Social Security Disability appeals process .