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Frederick Workers' Compensation Attorney

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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 (240) 222-5299  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 (240) 222-5299  to schedule a consultation.

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