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Frederick Workers' Compensation Attorney

Thoughtful and Thorough Legal Representation in Maryland

At Metzger Wickersham, our Frederick Workers' Compensation attorneys are experienced in handling denied, reduced, or terminated claims. If you have been denied a workers' compensation claim or if the insurance company is trying to terminate your benefits, our attorneys can fight aggressively to protect your rights under Maryland legal statutes. Call (888) 286-2850 to schedule a consultation with our experienced Frederick workers’ compensation attorneys.

Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim

To file a workers' compensation claim, most employees in Frederick are eligible for workers' compensation benefits. The workers' comp system provides financial assistance for employees who suffer an occupation-related injury or illness. If you have been injured on the job, you have a legal right to get your medical bills paid and receive compensation for wage loss and physical impairments related to your work accident. However, employers and their insurance companies sometimes deny legitimate workers' compensation claims, even for common work-related injuries.

Our attorneys can help you with any workers’ compensation claim or related matter, including but not limited to the following:

  • Dealing with your employer

  • Dealing with doctors

  • Dealing with your workers’ compensation adjuster

  • Denied workers’ compensation benefits

Who Is Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

In Maryland, nearly every employee is covered by workers’ compensation. All employers with at least one employee must provide workers’ compensation insurance for all employees, including part-time, full-time, and seasonal workers. There are very few exemptions for workers’ compensation in Frederick, but some include agricultural workers who work less than 30 hours or earn less than $1,200 from a single employer in one calendar year, executives who have specifically requested an exemption, most domestic workers, contractors, certain religious workers, and volunteers.

Workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, meaning you do not need to prove that your employer (or another party, such as a coworker) was negligent when filing a claim. However, your employer may dispute your eligibility by arguing that you were acting negligently or violating workplace policies when your injury occurred. If your employer is disputing your claim, or if the insurance company has denied your workers’ compensation claim, contact Metzger Wickersham right away to learn how we can help.

Common Workplace Accidents & Injuries

Workers in all industries face certain risks every day on the job. Whether you operate heavy machinery, spend all day on your feet, or work in an office environment, you may find yourself seriously injured in a workplace or work-related accident.

Some of the most common work-related accidents and injuries include:

  • Accidental amputation caused by machinery accidents, entrapment, entanglement, and more

  • Exposure to asbestos, which can lead to asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other conditions

  • Back, neck, shoulder, knee, or arm injuries

  • Burn injuries, including thermal burns and electrical burns

  • Defective tools, machinery, and equipment

  • Falls in the workplace, including slip and falls and falls from heights

  • Broken or fractured bones

  • Commercial vehicle accidents

  • Loss of hearing or loss of vision

  • Hospital Injuries

  • Repetitive motion injuries, such as carpal tunnel syndrome

  • Structure collapses and cave-ins

  • Traumatic injuries or reactions to substances or chemicals at the workplace (toxic exposure)

  • Overexertion and overuse injuries caused by improper lifting, pushing, pulling, and carrying

It can be hard knowing what to do to make sure your rights are fully protected after you have been injured at work. If you have been injured on the job and you’re struggling to navigate the complex worker's compensation system, let our knowledgeable attorneys at Metzger Wickersham guide you through the process and fight for the benefits you deserve. Call (888) 286-2850 to schedule a consultation.

What to Do After a Workplace Injury

If you were injured on the job, let your employer know about your workplace injury as soon as possible. Your employer and insurance company have 21 days to accept a claim or issue a denial.

If you have been injured at work in Frederick, MD, follow these steps:

  • Report Your Injury: If you are injured on the job, you should immediately report your injury to a supervisor or person of authority at your place of employment in writing. You should notify your employer within 21 days of your injury. Be mindful that you must give notice to your employer no later than 120 days after your injury, or you will lose your right to receive benefits under the Workers' Compensation Act.

  • Get Medical Treatment: Get medical treatment as soon as possible after a work injury. Do not ignore your injury or delay going to a doctor, as it could affect your claim. You are required to treat with a medical provider from your employer's panel of physicians for the first 90 days following a work injury. If no panel exists, you can treat with a provider of your choosing from the beginning of your workers' compensation claim.

  • Listen to Your Doctor: Follow your doctor's orders. Your workers' compensation benefits may be affected if you fail to follow your doctor's guidelines or restrictions. Do not return to work or participate in activities that could exacerbate your injury unless/until you receive approval from your doctor.

  • Enlist Legal Help: Don't give a recorded statement or sign anything given to you by the workers' compensation insurance company without consulting a lawyer. Without legal advice, you may unknowingly do or say things that could put your claim in jeopardy.

Why You Should Seek Legal Assistance

It is highly recommended to consult with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer immediately after suffering a work injury. A knowledgeable Frederick workers' compensation attorney at Metzger Wickersham can explain your full rights and help you navigate the workers' compensation system. If you trust us to take charge of your case, we will deal with the hassles of the workers' compensation system so you can focus on your physical recovery. Our attorneys have a broad knowledge of workers' compensation laws in Maryland and fight for clients who have sustained all types of on-the-job injuries while working in offices, industrial sites, construction sites, hospitals, and many other workplaces.

If you are unable to work because of a disability or injury, our firm may also be able to help you obtain benefits through the Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability programs.

How We Can Help

At Metzger Wickersham, our attorneys are experienced in handling work-related accident and injury cases. From filing initial paperwork to collecting medical evidence to filing a claim petition, we can guide you through the legal process and help you receive compensation. The aftermath of a workplace injury can be overwhelming, but you don't have to go through it alone. Our skilled workers' compensation attorneys at Metzger Wickersham are here to support you and help you get the compensation you need to recover.Don't wait – call (888) 286-2850 to schedule a consultation.

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