Giving Injured Workers The Answers They Need
After a workplace accident, you may have a lot of questions about workers’ compensation and how to secure it. Our lawyers at the Law Offices of Eugene I. Glazer have been serving clients throughout Maryland since 1960, and we are here to offer our experience to you while answering your questions. Before we meet at our Baltimore office, we have taken the liberty of answering some of the more common questions we get here:
Do I need to prove my employer was at fault for my injury?
Maryland workers’ compensation is a no-fault system, which means you do not need to prove fault in your claim. In most cases where someone is hurt during their time working, they more than likely qualify for workers’ compensation.
What should I do immediately after a work injury?
There are some steps you should always take after a workplace injury, including seeking necessary medical attention, reporting the injury to your employer and contacting us for the guidance you need. We can offer you guidance and advice, like telling your doctor your accident happened at work and never downplaying the severity of the injuries you sustained.
Can I get fired for filing for workers’ compensation?
The law protects you from retaliation of any kind for filing for workers’ compensation. If your employer fires you, harasses you, moves you to difficult shifts or otherwise punishes you for filing for workers’ comp, we can help hold them accountable for their actions.
What if my employer does not fulfill their end of my workers’ compensation claim?
If your employer is in any way resistant to your workers’ compensation claim, be sure to document everything they are or are not doing. Additionally, provide your employer with a written account of your accident and resulting injuries and ask them to sign and date it. If they still refuse, we can help you reach out to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission and take the next steps that can lead to penalties for your employer.
Do I need a lawyer to get all my benefits?
While you may be entitled to workers’ compensation, it is often necessary to seek legal representation to secure the full benefits you deserve. We understand how complicated the process can be, especially when you are dealing with your injuries, and we can use our extensive experience to handle your claim for you.
If you are ready to meet with our team of attorneys, contact us today by calling 410-415-9401 or emailing us here. We offer free initial consultations to help our clients begin their injury claims with confidence, and we are eager to help you secure the compensation you deserve.