If you are injured on the job, or get sick as a direct result of your work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. The workers’ compensation lawyers at GM&E represent injured workers trying to recover medical expenses and lost capacity to earn wages from their employers. Our workers’ compensation attorneys have handled all types of workers’ compensation claims and can help you determine whether you may be entitled to compensation and what benefits you may be entitled to.
In 2013, thousands of people filed for workers’ compensation in Maryland and millions of dollars have been paid out as a result of workers’ compensation claims. According to the Centers of Disease Control, the most common injuries sustained while working are burns, cuts, sprains, bruises, and fractures. These injuries are most frequently caused by overexertion, falling, slipping or tripping, and violence in the workplace.
A workers’ compensation lawsuit focuses on the reimbursement of medical expenses during the healing period. Generally, any reasonably necessary medical expense will be covered, including surgical, hospital and nursing services, prescription medication, and sometimes, travel of more than ten miles one way for medical appointments. Under some circumstances, injured employees can obtain payment of future medical expenses for treatment related to the on-the-job injury, potentially for life.
In addition to medical expenses, our workers’ compensation attorneys will work to secure payment of disability benefits to those employees injured so seriously they cannot work or are limited in work they can do. The amount of disability compensation received is directly related to the injured employee’s gross, or pre-tax, earnings before the injury. For those employees unfortunate enough to have sustained a permanent injury, additional disability compensation may be available. If death results, benefits are payable to a surviving spouse and dependents.
The workers’ compensation attorneys at GM&E realize how important it is for an injured worker to protect his or her earning capacity and will help figure out what you are entitled to and work with you in obtaining the compensation you deserve.