Maryland residents who suffer an injury on the job can investigate the possibility of obtaining workers' compensation benefits. Indeed, most individuals are covered by their employer's workers' compensation benefits in the event of a workplace accident or injury.
In some cases though, the workers' compensation insurance company that services an employer might to try to argue that an injured worker does not deserve benefits. For example, one of the most common arguments is that a worker is an independent contractor instead of an employee and therefore, is not covered under the policy. The insurer might also try to say that an injured worker cannot qualify because he or she waited too long before filing the claim. Other arguments include the idea that a worker's injuries were pre-existing.
Other setbacks for workers' compensation benefits seekers involve insurance carriers who first approve a claim and then make things difficult. Some carriers might demand that the worker go to a doctor of their choosing rather than the worker's personal physician. The insurance carrier's doctor might then require an injured worker to return to work before the employee's regular doctor feels it is advisable.
At McGowan & Cecil, LLC, we are committed to helping Maryland residents who were l obtain the maximum amount of workers' compensation benefits for which they are eligible, for as long as they require them. We help injured workers pursue money to pay for their medical care, money to pay for wages lost while unable to work and other benefits. Contact us for a free, zero obligation consultation now.