Do I Need a Lawyer for My Workers' Compensation Claim?
Posted on behalf of Goldberg Finnegan, LLC on Oct 25, 2017 in Workers' Compensation
Many workers compensation claims are complicated and will require the skilled guidance of a trusted attorney.
You should consider hiring a workers’ compensation lawyer in Silver Spring to help with your claim if:
- You suffered severe injuries
- You cannot return to work
- Your claim was denied
- Your employer claims your injury is not work-related
- You feel your job is threatened
- Your settlement offer does not cover all of your medical bills and lost wages
- You have a pre-existing condition
- You are not receiving the correct benefits
If you have experienced any of these situations or are simply uncomfortable or unfamiliar with the workers’ compensation process, you should schedule a free, no obligation consultation with our experienced workers’ compensation lawyers. There is no upfront cost, and we do not get paid unless you obtain benefits.
Some of the important benefits of working with an attorney include:
1. We Handle the Details for You
After suffering a workplace injury, the last thing you want to do is worry about your workers’ compensation claim or fight with your employer or its insurer about the benefits you deserve.
When you hire our workers’ compensation lawyers, we handle the details of your claim for you so you can focus on what is most important: your recovery. At Goldberg Finnegan, we provide personalized attention to every case we handle, making sure that the details are taken care of for you.
- Work to make sure all paperwork is complete, accurate and submitted on time
- Communicate with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, your employer and your employer’s insurance company
- Help you gather the evidence and medical records to support your claim
- Review the details of your claim and settlement offers to ensure they cover all of your medical bills and lost wages
- Guide you through the appeals process if your claim is denied
2. We Know the Workers’ Compensation Process
Most workers will not suffer more than one, or maybe two, workplace accidents in their lifetime. Because of this, the average worker is not familiar with the requirements for filing a workers’ compensation claim. You likely have never been through this process before and will not know what you should and should not say, how to build a strong claim, or how to know if your claim has been handled correctly.
Our workers’ compensation lawyers, however, have decades of experience helping injured workers get the benefits they need:
- We are well-versed in Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws and how they apply to your claim.
- We will guide you through each step of the application process, including appealing your claim if it is denied.
- We are familiar with each type of workers’ compensation benefit and can advise you if you are not receiving all of the benefits you deserve.
- We are also skilled negotiators who have decades of experience working with insurance companies and employers and know the tactics they may use to attempt to reduce or deny your claim.
3. We Will Appeal a Denied Claim
If your meritorious workers’ compensation claim has been denied, the process of obtaining the benefits you deserve becomes increasingly more complicated. The appeals process consists of hearings before the Workers’ Compensation Commission that can be intimidating, there are tight deadlines and a requirement for strong evidence to support your case.
Attempting to navigate this process on your own is not suggested, as it requires legal know-how and experience in the courtroom. If your claim has been denied, it is best to turn to a trusted workers’ compensation lawyer to guide you through the appeals process and handle all of the details for you.
Contact Our Silver Spring Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
If you are having difficulty with your workers’ compensation claim, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced workers’ compensation lawyer who can handle the details of your claim for you and represent your best interests before the Commission, your employer and your employer’s insurer.
Our lawyers represent workers’ compensation claims on a contingency fee basis, which means we do not charge legal fees unless we help you get the benefits you need.