Understanding Workers’ Compensation Law

If you have suffered from an injury in the workplace and are looking to recover compensation for your losses, our Cecil County, MD workers’ compensation lawyer can help you. Workers’ compensation law exists as a defined process for workers to recover financially after suffering from an accident in the workplace. The workers’ compensation claims process can be complicated and daunting if faced alone, but with experienced professional assistance, your path to compensation can be made easy. 

Our workers’ compensation lawyer knows how to navigate the system and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation that you deserve. To discuss your case with a lawyer, contact our team at Parker, Pallett, Slezak & Russell, LLC today to schedule a consultation.

Common Examples Of Workplace Injury Cases

Workers’ compensation law covers a wide range of occupations and injuries. Claims can be made for slips or falls at the workplace, injuries caused by machinery, being struck by falling or moving objects, auto accidents, exposure to harmful chemicals, strain injuries, muscular injuries, violence that occurs at the workplace, occupational disease, and even a death at the workplace. Other injuries or illnesses suffered at work or caused by work can also qualify for a workers’ compensation claim. Discussing your case with our Cecil County workers’ compensation lawyer is the best way to understand if your injury is eligible for a workers’ compensation claim and how to best proceed in the pursuit of financial compensation.

Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation Claims

There are a variety of benefits that workers can file for in the state of Maryland. Our Cecil County workers’ compensation lawyer will help you understand the full extent of these benefits, which benefits you are eligible for, and how you should pursue them. These benefits include medical benefits, temporary total disability benefits, temporary partial disability benefits, permanent total disability benefits, permanent partial disability benefits, vocational rehabilitation, and death benefits. The nature and severity of your injury and how much it affected your ability to work will determine which benefits you apply for in your claim.

Workers’ Compensation Claim Process

Under Maryland law, if you have suffered from an injury at the workplace or an injury or illness caused by your work that impacts your ability to work, you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. If this is the case, you must notify your employer of your injury within 10 days of sustaining the injury or within one year if you are reporting an occupational disease. You then must file your claim with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. Our workers’ compensation lawyer can assist you in filing your claim, ensuring that all required information is present, and pursuing the maximum amount of compensation possible. 

Seeking Dedicated Representation

An injury at the workplace can derail your life. As your workers’ compensation lawyer, it is our job to help you pursue financial recovery in order to get your life back on track. We provide all of our clients with dedicated, compassionate service as they seek to recover from an accident. To discover exactly how we can assist you with your case, contact our team at Parker, Pallett, Slezak & Russell, LLC today.