There are specific requirements you must meet to be eligible for the benefits. First, compensation is available to every Maryland worker injured in the course of work; it doesn’t matter whether they were involved in causing the accident or not. Victims who develop occupational diseases or injuries and those who’ve lost a family member due to a work-related accident are also entitled to the compensation. You should contact us today for a free evaluation to determine whether you qualify for the Maryland Worker’s compensation benefits as a result of your injury.
Following your injury at work, it’s recommended that you file a First Notice of Injury claim form to within four days after the injury/accident. If you miss certain deadlines, then your claim may be delayed, or benefits can be lost. In cases where you are badly hurt and are unable to file the appropriate form for an extended period of time, contacting Robinson & Associates may be instrumental in protecting your rights as an injured worker. Our lawyers can file the claim form for you with the commission and thereby notify your employer of the injury.
After filing your claim with the Worker’s Compensation Commission, they will notify your Employer of the claim and subsequently, notify the Employer’s insurance provider about your injury. This process is known as the Employer’s First Report of Injury and is necessary to commence your worker’s compensation claim. The insurer will then have a maximum of 20 days after the report has been submitted to provide a claim decision. This may either be a Liability Admission where the benefits are approved, or denial of benefits also known as Notice of Contest.