Glen Burnie Workers Compensation Lawyers
Every job and every workplace poses certain risks. When harm occurs in a Maryland workplace, workers may seek compensation for their injuries through workers’ compensation insurance.
Workers’ compensation helps protect employees who are injured in the course of their employment in Maryland. If you’ve been injured on the job and need help navigating the workers’ comp system or establishing your right to full benefits, the personal injury attorneys at Jimeno & Gray, P.A. can help.
What Is Workers’ Compensation?
Workers’ compensation is insurance purchased by your employer. It covers medical bills, a portion of lost wages, and other losses if any employee suffers an accidental injury or illness “arising out of and in the course of employment.”
If the injury or illness was suffered in another way, you may not qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. This is why it is crucial to speak to your attorney if you have questions.
Workers’ compensation in Maryland covers only “employees.” It does not cover independent contractors or others who may be present and carrying out tasks on the employer’s premises. Since the definition of “employee” depends on a number of variables, this is another important question to ask your lawyer if you are pursuing workers’ compensation benefits.
Have You Been a Victim Of Workers’ Comp Abuse?
Misclassifying employees as “independent contractors” in an attempt to avoid paying workers’ compensation benefits is one common example of ways employers may try to skirt the system. In fact, even if your employer labeled you as an “independent contractor,” the actual circumstances of your job may make you in fact an employee, and entitled to benefits for your injuries.
If you are facing these or any other questionable practices, you need the help of a workers’ compensation lawyer like those at Jimeno & Gray, P.A. We are prepared to stand up for your right to workers’ compensation benefits.
Common Workers Compensation Cases and Why You Might Have a Case
Maryland workers’ compensation insurance typically covers losses that fall in any of these categories:
If you cannot work or you need a lighter workload, workers’ compensation also provides benefits – whether you need only a few weeks to heal fully or your injury or illness causes a permanent disability that limits or prohibits your ability to work. These benefits typically fall into the following categories:
Third-Party Negligence and Compensation
Workers’ compensation is typically the only way for workers to receive compensation from their employers when they are injured on the job – even if their injury or illness was caused by their employer’s negligence. If a third party is negligent in a way that causes or contributes to your injury, however, you may be able to bring a civil claim against that third party for damages, in addition to seeking coverage through workers’ compensation.
Hire Lawyers Who Care About You Receiving Compensation
At Jimeno & Gray, P.A., our workers’ compensation lawyers are dedicated to helping injured Maryland workers secure the compensation they deserve from every available source. We listen carefully to your story, and we work hard to gather the evidence we need to establish the full extent of your injuries and the facts that support your claim to benefits.
To learn more, contact our office today for a free and confidential consultation.