The experienced workers' comp lawyers at Maryland Injury Guys have been handling workers' compensation claims for many years. However, if you just suffered an injury at work, you may be asking yourself whether you need a lawyer or not.
It should go without saying that any person who does not have a legal background or experience traversing the claims process should not attempt to file alone. This point is critical, given the fact that even simple mistakes can derail a true injury claim.
Benefits can be significantly slashed or completely denied if a mistake is made on any of the numerous forms that must be filed. Once a workers' comp claim is denied, the only chance for victims is an even more tedious and difficult appeals process. A substantial percentage of appeals are unsuccessful which makes it even more important to be well-prepared in the initial claim phase -the appeals process must be avoided at all costs. Most appeals must go in front of judges, many of whom are notoriously rigorous and can make it quite difficult for the claim to succeed.
A lack of legal knowledge may be the biggest reason for victims not to represent themselves in a work injury claim, but it's not the only one. Other reasons for hiring a workmans' comp lawyer include:
Not every employee who suffers an injury while on-the-clock can be compensated for their damages. More specifically, in the state of Maryland, the injury must be produced rather directly by the work itself:
“accidental personal injury must arise out of and in course of employment.”
If you're not completely sure whether you're eligible to file a claim or not, get in contact with your team as soon as possible to find out more. We'll be able to clear up any doubts you may have with regards to eligibility and compensation, and stand by your side as you take the first steps on the path towards justice.
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Maryland Injury Guys
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Potomac, MD 20854