Serving Prince George's County, Charles County, Calvert County, St Mary's County
The Law Office of Martin J. Carroll provides excellent workers' compensation legal services. If you have been injured in the course of your employment and have a valid claim, you may be entitled to additional monetary compensation. Trust our experienced attorney to figure out the best route to take for your case.
1. The compensation of temporary total disability at the rate of two-thirds (2/3) of your average weekly wage for the entire period of time you are unable to work. If you are out less than two weeks due to this injury, the insurance company does not have to pay you for your first three days missed.
2. The workers' compensation insurance carrier for your employer must pay any of your medical bills incurred as a result of this injury at a rate set forth by the Maryland legislature. If the medical bills surpass the legislative schedule of medical payment, you are not liable for the remaining bill for treatment by Maryland doctors.
3. After you have been medically discharged by your treating doctor, having reached a point of maximum medical improvement, if you still have considerable medical issues resulting from this injury, then you may have a permanent injury. If you have a permanent injury, you are entitled to compensation which will be determined depending on the sum or percentage of your permanent injury.
A workers' compensation case is usually concluded in the form of a provision which permits you to continue to have full medical benefits for your injury for the rest of your life. It also entitles you to reopen your case for a worsening of your condition to get a greater compensation within five years of the last payment of the original compensation. If a stipulation can’t be worked out the case will go to a hearing in front of a workers’ compensation commissioner (a judge) who will decide the amount of permanent injury after the injured worker testifies and is cross examined by the employer and insurers’ attorney. The injured party will need an attorney for the hearing.
The other type of conclusion of a workers' compensation case is a full and final settlement agreement. In this type of settlement, you give up all future medical rights in exchange for that settlement.
The attorney's fee is set by Maryland law. It is a percentage of your permanent injury settlement. In cases where there are no awards, there are no fees or expenses.
We're licensed in the state of Maryland and in Washington, DC.
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