In the United States, millions of workplace accidents and thousands of deaths occur every year. Whenever any job accidents happen, Maryland provides financial help to the worker and their family. It is difficult for the injured worker as they do not know where to turn to seek help. In most cases, employers also do not educate them about their rights. However, it is important to provide wage replacement and medical compensation to the employees.
Having an expert by your side can make the situation a lot better for you. If you are starting the procedure, an attorney can help you file the claim, take care of all the documentation, and make sure to sustain all the important documents you may require in the future. If your claim has already been rejected, an attorney can help you with your appeal.
Types of Workplace Accidents in Maryland:
Out of 3 million people who work in Maryland, roughly 3% of people get hurt on their jobs annually. 3% may seem like a very small amount, but it translates to 90,000 people. Some of the common workplace injuries include:
- Head and neck injuries
- Back injuries
- Crushed limbs
- Bruises and cuts
- Pulled or strained muscles
- Toxic exposure
- Soft tissue injuries
- Respiratory problems
- Broken bones
How Does Workers’ Compensation Work in Maryland?
In Maryland, there is a no-fault workers’ compensation system. It does not matter if the employee is partly responsible for the injury they sustained, they are still entitled to full benefits.
In exchange for this no-fault benefit, employees do not sustain the right to file a personal injury claim against the employer. But it does not ensure that you will always get the fair amount that you deserve. Having a trustworthy lawyer by your side can make sure that your rights are protected.