Steve’s practice is limited to representing people injured throughout Maryland and all fifty states. This includes handling Worker’s Compensation and on-the-job injuries.
Workers who get hurt at work and suffer on-the-job injuries are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits. These benefits are otherwise known as work comp, workman’s comp and worker’s comp.
What Injuries are Covered by Workers’ Compensation?
Various work-related injuries throughout Maryland and all fifty states are covered by worker’s compensation benefits. This includes industrial accidents such as industrial fires, industrial explosions, chemical leaks, chemical explosions and fires, gas explosions and cancer/leukemia-linked chemical exposure.
This also includes construction accidents such as trench cave-ins, trench collapses, scaffold collapses, high-fall accidents, steam and scalding water burns, falling debris injuries, electrocutions, nail gun injuries, and slips, trips and falls at the work site. This includes injuries involving hammers, nail guns, saws, drills, jack hammers, all defective tools, etc. This also includes injuries involving forklifts, cranes, back hoes, wrecking balls, bull dozers, dump trucks, skid loaders, etc.
Fractures, neck and back injuries, head and spine injuries, brain injuries, crush injuries, herniated discs, thoracic outlet syndrome, scarring, amputations, rotator cuff and shoulder injuries, knee, leg and hip injuries and psychiatric injuries caused by accidents on the job throughout Maryland and all fifty states are covered by worker’s compensation law.
Questions & Answers About Workers’ Compensation in Maryland
Benefits for Illnesses and Repetitive Stress Injuries
Occupational diseases and illnesses suffered by Maryland and all fifty state workers are covered by worker’s comp. This includes repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Maryland and all fifty state workers such as secretaries, data processors, etc, who develop wrist and hand injuries are covered by work comp. Fire fighters and police officers who have heart disease and hypertension are presumed to have developed these diseases as a result of their occupations and are covered by worker’s compensation. Maryland and all fifty state workers who develop asbestosis, mesothelioma, cancer, leukemia and all other illnesses as a result of exposure to dangerous chemicals etc. on the job are covered by worker’s compensation. Mold related illness such as sick building syndrome, toxic exposure, etc. are covered under the law.
A Work Injury Attorney Ready to Meet Your Needs
Steve Heisler handles all of the above mentioned types of claims.
Maryland and all fifty state workers hurt on the job are generally entitled to the following benefits:
- All reasonable and necessary medical expenses such as physician and hospital services, chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, rehabilitation, dental services, x-rays, MRI’s and medications
- Lost wage benefits, known as temporary total disability payments for documented lost time from work
- Payments for permanent impairment to the injured body part(s), know as permanent partial disability benefits
- Vocational Rehabilitation benefits to help the injured worker re-enter the job market
To get additional IMPORTANT information you need to know if you’ve been injured on the job in Maryland or any of the fifty states, click here. If you need information about caring for a disabled loved one and other valuable resources, browse our resources for disabled individuals.
Bonus Quick Tips:
- FILING AN ACCIDENT REPORT WITH YOUR EMPLOYER OR THE INSURANCE COMPANY IS NOT ENOUGH. In order to protect all of your Worker’s Comp rights under the law, you must file an Employees Claim Form with the Worker’s Compensation Commission. In Maryland, you have two years from the date of accident to file your claim or your claim is barred by the statute of limitations. This means you lose your medical benefits, lost wage payments, and permanent disability compensation.
- FILE YOUR CLAIM ON AN EMPLOYEE CLAIM FORM WITHIN TWO YEARS!! (If you are injured in a state other than Maryland, please contact us for your state’s statute of limitations.)
- IF YOU’VE BEEN RECEIVING LOST WAGE PAYMENTS FOR SIX MONTHS OR MORE, IT’S ONLY A MATTER OF TIME UNTIL THE INSURANCE COMPANY HAS YOU VIDEOTAPED BY A SURVEILLANCE CREW. BE CAREFUL!!
- NEVER, NEVER, NEVER ALLOW THE INSURANCE COMPANY TO TAKE A RECORDED STATEMENT. Tell the insurance adjuster that you are going to retain an attorney and let the attorney advise you on this subject. If you agree to a recorded statement before you’ve consulted with a lawyer, you might unknowingly say something that will hurt your claim.