Most Common Work Injuries in Baltimore
When you are injured on the job in Baltimore, you are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits. These are benefits paid by your employer (or its workers’ compensation insurer) for any work-related illnesses or injuries, without regard to fault. The goal of workers’ compensation is to ensure that workers receive prompt medical treatment and wage replacement when they suffer an injury or illness on the job.
Since 1977, the workers’ compensation attorneys at Cohen & Dwin, P.A., have built a strong reputation for helping injured workers get the benefits they deserve. Our attorneys have more than 100 years of collective experience pursuing claims in Maryland’s workers’ compensation system. When you hire Cohen & Dwin to represent you in your workers’ compensation claim, you get a law firm with the skills and resources to fight tirelessly for you and your family.
Contact us now to set up a free consultation so we can discuss your injury and how we can help.
Types of Cases Our Law Firm Can Help With
For over four decades, the Baltimore workers’ compensation attorneys at Cohen & Dwin have helped people who have suffered all kinds of work-related injuries and occupational illnesses. Whether you have suffered a temporary disability or a long-term injury or illness that prevents you from returning to work, we can help you.
Some examples of work injuries and illnesses that our attorneys can help with include:
- Back injuries at work, such as spinal cord injuries or back strains
- Brain or head injuries, including skull fractures, intracranial bleeding, or traumatic brain injuries like concussions or comas
- Vision loss or hearing loss, whether caused by a workplace accident, exposure to hazardous or toxic chemicals or substances in the workplace, or an occupational disease
- Repetitive stress injuries, including conditions such as rotator cuff injuries, thoracic outlet syndrome, or carpal tunnel syndrome
- Degenerative disc disease, including bulging, herniated, or ruptured discs, along with resulting conditions like weakness, numbness, or paralysis in the extremities
- Loss of a limb, including complications that can arise from the use of prosthetics or mobility devices
- Broken bones and fractures
- Coal worker injuries, including injuries from mine explosions, crush injuries from machinery or cave-ins, or occupational diseases like pneumoconiosis, silicosis, COPD, and fibrosis
- Electric shock and related injuries, such as burns, internal organ damage, or cardiac arrest
- Burn injuries and related complications caused by scar tissue from burn injuries, such as infections or mobility issues
- Strains, sprains, and tearing of muscles, tendons, or ligaments
- Construction site accidents, including falls from heights and injuries caused by falling equipment or materials
- Knee or ankle injuries, like sprains, strains, or tears of the ACL, MCL, patellar tendon, or Achilles tendon
- Neck and shoulder injuries, including whiplash injuries, rotator cuff injuries, or clavicle fractures
- Nerve injuries, including pressure placed on nerve bundles by swollen or irritated tissue around nerves, scar tissue around nerves, or damaged or severed nerve fibers
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Asbestos exposure, which can cause diseases like asbestosis (fibrosis), mesothelioma, and lung cancer
- Disfigurement or scarring, including scars from lacerations, surgical scars, burn scars, and other disfigurement caused by amputation or the removal of tissue
- Emotional or psychiatric trauma, including anxiety, PTSD, or clinical depression
Regardless of whether you have suffered a spontaneous injury or are recently experiencing symptoms of a long-developing disease or medical condition, workers’ compensation benefits should be made available to you to improve your quality of life.
The dedicated, experienced Baltimore workers’ compensation lawyers at Cohen & Dwin are prepared to fight for the benefits you deserve. Our firm will use our more than 100 years of combined experience to help you pursue the monetary benefits you need to treat your work-related injury or illness and begin getting your life back to normal.
Common Causes of Workplace Injuries
Injuries that can qualify for workers’ compensation can arise in many ways, including through:
- Slip, trips, and falls
- Accidents involving machinery or equipment
- Exposure to dangerous, hazardous, or toxic chemicals
- Exposure to viruses or bacteria
- Intentional acts like physical or sexual assault
No matter how your injury occurred, if you believe it is work related, you should talk to a workers’ compensation lawyer about your right to benefits. An experienced attorney can take the pressure off you by handling all the documentation and paperwork related to filing your claim for compensation.
Talk to a Workplace Injury Lawyer About Your Rights Now
The workers’ compensation claim process is complex and can be daunting to an injured worker seeking benefits for the first time. Employers and workers’ compensation insurers are highly experienced in getting valid injury and illness claims rejected or overturned by the workers’ compensation claim system. If you have suffered a work-related illness or injury, you can rely on the skills of the Baltimore workers’ compensation lawyers at Cohen & Dwin.
Our legal team will give you and your family the caring personal attention that you deserve. We will ensure that all of your questions are answered and that you fully understand your legal rights, your options, and what the workers’ compensation claim process will be like. We work diligently to pursue the workers’ compensation benefits you and your family desperately need.
Let us help you understand your rights after a workplace accident or a diagnosis of an occupational illness. Our law firm does not charge a fee for an initial consultation, and you don’t pay any attorney fees unless we recover benefits for you.
Our attorneys have decades of experience helping workers in Baltimore get the benefits they need to help themselves and their families recover – both physically and financially – when they suffer a work-related illness or injury. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.