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Anne Arundel County Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Workers’ Compensation Attorney Serving All of Maryland

For most employees in the state of Maryland, going to work each day usually doesn’t signal any concern that you will become injured, unless you work in a particularly dangerous field. If you do become injured at work, chances are, your employer offers workers’ compensation that can help offset the burdens of your lost wages and medical expenses. If you are considering a workers’ compensation claim after being involved in an accident, you should be sure to speak with an experienced attorney that can help you effectively navigate the process. The Ruben Law Firm has nearly 20 years of experience proudly representing clients across Anne Arundel County, Maryland who are facing workers’ compensation claims, denials, and appeals. To discuss your case with a legal team you can rely on during this difficult time, contact the Ruben Law Firm today to schedule a free initial consultation.

Understanding Workers’ Compensation

In the past, when a worker was injured on the job, they had to sue their employer. It should come as no surprise that this often lead to the injured employee losing their job, in addition to facing overwhelming medical expenses and other financial burdens. Fortunately, Maryland adopted workers’ compensation as a form of insurance that most employers are required to provide in the event that their employees became hurt at work. This also resulted in the prevention of employees suing their employers. When an employee becomes injured on the job and files a workers’ compensation claim, they are able to collect compensation for their lost wages and medical expenses upon the claim’s approval. Of course, many claims are denied, as the threshold to prove your claim is high.

Workers’ Compensation Denials and Appeals

An unfortunate reality of workers’ compensation is that your claim can be denied, just like it can be with any other type of insurance. If the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission sends you a Notice of Dispute informing you that your claim has been denied, you may request a hearing to appeal the Commission’s decision. The hearing process is as follows:

  • You receive a Notice of Dispute from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission.
  • You submit an Issues Form to request a hearing with the Commission.
  • At the hearing, both yourself and your employer will state your case and a Commissioner will make a decision.
  • If you are unhappy with the decision made at your first hearing, you can request a rehearing within 15 days of the initial hearing. To do so, you must submit a Request for Rehearing.
  • If you are still not satisfied, you can submit an appeal to the Circuit Court within 30 days of the date the decision was mailed to you. This can be done by filing a Notice of Appeal.

Of course, it is best to have an attorney on your side throughout this process to help you get the best possible outcome in your case.

Contact Ruben Law Firm

If you need legal assistance with a Maryland workers’ compensation matter, it is important to retain the services of an experienced attorney. The Ruben Law Firm has nearly 20 years of experience handling cases of this nature. Our firm can walk you through each step of the filing process, as well as any additional hearings and appeals. To schedule a consultation with a legal team you can trust, contact the Ruben Law Firm today.

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