Though we typically associate workplace accidents with physical labor, the truth is, workplace accidents can occur in any field of employment, and if you’ve been injured on the job, you need a knowledgeable Landover workplace accident lawyer who can work to obtain the workers’ compensation benefits you and your family need. Contact Judy Law Firm so we can get started.
Do I Need a Landover Workplace Accident Lawyer?
Those who’ve been injured on the job have a lot on the line, which is why you cannot afford to proceed without an experienced attorney who understands the ins and outs of Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws. Attorney Conrad Judy, III is here to help.
Documenting Your Accident
After a workplace accident occurs, it is critical that you take action to document the incident. First, you should notify your employer or supervisor immediately. From here, you should document the facts of the accident via pictures, witness statements, and more. You should also ensure that you receive medical treatment at once. You should then speak with a knowledgeable Landover workplace accident lawyer who can file your workers’ compensation claim with Maryland’s Workers’ Compensation Commission.
As long as you are approved, you should receive the compensation you require to heal and rejoin the workforce once again. However, if you are initially denied workers’ compensation benefits, you can still attend a hearing with the Workers’ Compensation Commission to appeal the denial. Once you do, a commissioner will evaluate the circumstances of the denial, and from there, determine whether you qualify. If you are still denied workers’ compensation benefits, you have the right to appeal the commissioner’s decision as well.
Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Maryland
Though there are certain injuries that do not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits, in most cases, as long as you can prove that you’ve been injured on the job and your injury caused you to miss more than three days of work, you should receive workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation benefits should cover the cost of your medical expenses without you having to sue your employer for your injury.
Third-Party Claims in Maryland
Sometimes, when someone is injured on the job and their workers’ compensation benefits do not cover the entire cost of their injury, they will file what is known as a “third-party claim.” Essentially, a third-party claim is a lawsuit brought against a liable third party who is not your employer. For example, if you were injured on a construction site because of a defective power tool, we will sue the product designer or manufacturer in the hopes to recover the full compensation you require to heal.
Contact Our Landover Workplace Accident Lawyer
If you’ve been injured on the job, you can depend on our competent legal team to guide you through every step of the workers’ compensation claims process ahead. Contact Judy Law Firm today to schedule your initial consultation with our firm.