What are my compensation options after being hurt on the job?
If you have been hurt at work, you have rights to reimbursement of lost income under the Workers' Compensation Act. The amount you can receive will depend on a variety of factors, such as type of injury, expected length of disability, and annual income. Categories that will help determine your payout amount include permanent or temporary disability and total or partial disability. A Maryland worker's compensation attorney will help estimate how much your claim is worth.
What documentation do I need to bring to an attorney consultation?
If you are planning to contact Cohen & Dwin for a free workers' compensation meeting, please gather any paperwork that may pertain to your case. Valuable items include your medical records, a copy of the accident report filed with your employer, any correspondence from workers' compensation authorities, and any other items you feel could help.
What should I say to the licensed workers' compensation insurance adjuster?
It is the adjuster's job to investigate your on-the-job injury claim and process the paperwork in order to reach an approval or denial decision. You may or may not have been asked to give a recorded statement to the adjuster at this point. An adjuster may also be sent out to your residence and place of employment to do a comprehensive assessment. A skilled, experienced personal injury lawyer in Maryland can inform you of your rights when dealing with the adjuster and ensure your claim is being handled fairly. If you are being pressured to give a statement, we encourage you to talk to our workers' compensation lawyers first.
Do I really need to hire a workers' compensation attorney?
Unfortunately for many injured workers, it can take months, even years to get crucial benefits after a serious, disabling injury. And there are countless claims that get denied several times over, leaving people who were hurt on the job without a way to provide for their families. Hiring a Maryland personal injury attorney can give you the best shot possible at getting the funds you need, and getting them in a reasonable amount of time. Your attorney will oversee every step of the process and answer your questions about workers' compensation so no important steps are missed.
Why should I choose Cohen & Dwin to represent my Workers' Compensation case?
Attorneys Barry Cohen (retired) and Harold Dwin have more than 60 years of combined experience helping injured workers navigate the complex workers' compensation system with great results. Our Baltimore personal injury lawyers truly care about getting you the money you need to take care of your family, and we will fight hard for your right to collect from a program that is in place to protect people just like you.
Stop worrying about whether or not workers' compensation will come through and let the Maryland personal injury lawyers at Cohen & Dwin handle everything. For an experienced legal team that knows how to cut through the red tape, contact us today for your no-charge consultation.