Maryland Workers’ Compensation Lawyer Assists Injured Employees
Dedicated attorney handles each aspect of workplace injury claims
When you’ve been hurt on the job, it can affect every part of your life. Without the proper legal support, navigating through the complicated workers’ compensation system can be an extra burden at an already difficult time. At the Law Offices of Harry L. Stone, LLC in Rockville, I represent clients injured on the job to help them obtain the benefits they are entitled to. If your claim is being challenged by your employer or their insurer, I will assert your rights before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. As an attorney with more than 18 years of experience, I will make sure that you deliver the strongest possible claim to receive appropriate compensation for medical costs, lost wages and rehabilitation expenses.
Skilled advocate works hard to obtain full benefits for clients
My firm advises clients on initial workers’ compensation claims as well as appeals when benefits are denied. Factors that may affect your claim and lead to litigation include:
- Whether the incident occurred at work — A frequent challenge by insurance carriers is that the medical condition in question was caused by actions outside the workplace.
- Whether the injury occurred during the course of employment — Even when an injury occurred on an employer’s premises, insurers may allege that the claimant was engaging in conduct not related to the job. Though benefits are available for injures that don’t directly relate to job duties, such as a fall while walking to your desk, your claim might be denied if you were doing something outside the bounds of allowed behavior.
- Whether you adhered to prescribed treatment — While people are receiving workers’ comp benefits, they are required to abide by the directions of their doctor or risk having their payments stopped.
If you have been hurt at work or are suffering from a job-related illness, prompt action is necessary to safeguard your rights. I can explain the process to you during a free initial consultation.
Law firm pursues compensation for temporary and permanent disability
Depending on the extent of your injury, benefits can be awarded on a temporary or permanent basis. When your doctor determines that you can return to work, the payments end. Likewise, if you have a partial limitation that enables you to work on a part-time basis, the benefit corresponds to a statutory percentage rate assigned to that condition. If you have a severe disability that permanently prevents you from working, you are entitled to receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage up to a maximum set by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The 2016 weekly maximum is $1,027.
Contact a skilled Maryland workers’ compensation lawyer for a free initial consultation
The Law Offices of Harry L. Stone, LLC represents Maryland clients in workers’ compensation cases and other areas of legal practice. Please call 240-406-5127 or contact me online to schedule a free initial consultation at my Rockville office.