Singleton Law Group has been recognized as one of the premier law firms in the State of Maryland. Our personal injury attorneys have represented individual clients in many circumstances.
Questions about Workers’ Compensation – Do Not Fail to file workers compensation claim without knowing what significant rights you will be waiving.
Many employers take care of paying medical expenses and even wages while workers are unable to work due to a workplace injury. As a result, these workers believe that a compensation claim has been filed not knowing they have given up payment for any permanent damage done as a result of injury or the cost of future medical expenses due to the injury. Many workers do not file claims because they want to be perceived as loyal or because they are fearful of retaliation.
Workers have two years from the date of injury to file a claim at the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission. Even if one does not want to collect money over and above their medical expenses and present wages, they still should file a claim if their injury is one that may have lasting effects. Any type of back injuries, broken bones, torn muscle or tendons will almost always result in some type of permanent damage to the body. Workers are entitled to a cash award of wages for the percentage of permanent injury called a “permanent partial” award. Doctors provide ratings for a worker’s injury anywhere from 1% to 100% based on the permanent nature of the injury. Back injuries in particular can be life long problems requiring life long treatment. Filing a claim will protect a worker’s right to be reimbursed for medical expenses related to treatment of conditions related to a workplace injury. Thus a worker who injures his back at age 25 could be entitled to such reimbursement for the rest of his life. If you are in your 40′s or 50′s, you are likely well aware of the permanent nature of these injuries.
Don’t give up important rights simply because you are unaware of your rights or unaware that failure to properly file a claim will result in the waiver of all rights. If you have been hurt, don’t hesitate to call us.
Areas our Maryland personal injury lawyers regularly handle include:
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We proudly serve the following areas specifically including Towson, Lutherville-Timonium and the Baltimore metropolitan area:
Baltimore County Other Legal Services: Arbutus (21227), Catonsville (21228, 21250), Cockeysville (21030, 21031, 21065), Dundalk (21222), Edgemere (21219), Essex (21221), Garrison (21055), Lansdowne (21227), Lochearn (21207), Lutherville (21093), Middle River (21220), Milford Mill (21244), Overlea (21236), Owings Mills (21117), Parkville (21234), Park Heights (21215), Pikesville (21208), Randallstown (21133), Reisterstown (21136), Rosedale (21237), Timonium (21093), Towson (21204), White Marsh (21162), Woodlawn (21207), and more.
Anne Arundel County Other Legal Services: Annapolis (21401, 21403, 21409), Arnold (21012), Crofton (21114), Crownsville (21032), Gambrills (21054), Glen Burnie (21060, 21061), Hanover (21076), Jessup (20794), Pasadena (21122), Severn (21144), Severna Park (21146).
Howard County Other Legal Services: Clarksville (21029), Columbia (21044), Cooksville (21723), Dorsey (21075), Elkridge (21075), Ellicott City (21043), Fulton (20759), Glenelg (21737), Glenwood (21738), Granite (21163), Hanover (21076), Highland (20777), Jessup (20794), Lisbon (21765), Marriottsville (21104), North Laurel (20723), West Friendship (21794), Woodbine (21797), Woodstock (21163), and more.
Carroll County Other Legal Services: Eldersburg (21784), Finksburg (21048), Hampstead (21074), Manchester (21102), Marriottsville (21104), Taneytown (21787), Union Bridge (21791), Westminster (21157, 21158), Mount Airy (21771), New Windsor (21776), Sykesville (21784), Woodbine (21797), Taneytown (21787), and more.