Workers’ Compensation Lawyer in Laurel, MD
Fighting for Your Right to Compensation After a Work Injury
When you get injured at work, you expect your employer to have workers’ compensation coverage to pay your medical bills. Unfortunately, you may find that your employer or their insurance company is unwilling to pay the benefits you are due. That is where a workers’ compensation attorney from McGowan & Cecil can help.
Workers’ compensation coverage for job-related injuries often includes:
- Hospital and medical expenses to diagnose and treat your injury
- Disability payments while you are unable to work
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Payment for retraining if you can no longer do your original job
The truth is that insurance company representatives do not have your best interest in mind. They are focusing on settling the claim as quickly as possible for as little as possible. To protect your rights and secure timely payment of benefits, contact the skilled lawyers at McGowan & Cecil, LLC.
Common Workers' Comp Delay Tactics
- Claim that the condition was pre-existing
- Deny fault outright
- Minimize the amount of compensation
- Prolonged investigations
- Attempts to settle at a lower cost
We have represented thousands of injured clients. Our 100 years of combined experience means that we have seen every delay tactic in the book and know the best way to fight back.
Do not let workers’ compensation add insult to injury by delaying or lowballing your claim. Contact McGowan & Cecil, LLC for a free consultation today.
What to Do if You Suffer a Job-Related Injury
If you get hurt at work or due to a job-related situation, there are several steps you should take right away. Each step helps document the incident and protect your rights to collect financial compensation. First, report the incident to your supervisor or boss. You may be embarrassed and tempted to hide the injury, but doing so can damage your workers’ compensation claim.
Secondly, seek medical attention. Again, you may want to shake it off and tell everyone it is no big deal, but if you do, the insurance company can use this as evidence that your injury was not significant. This can hamper your ability to collect the financial award you deserve.
Finally, contact a qualified Laurel workers’ compensation lawyer. You need someone who is truly on your side to handle the insurance representatives and communicate with your employer. At McGowan & Cecil, LLC, all we do is help injured people and their families.