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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

If you or someone you know has been injured on the job in the state of Maryland, you should strongly consider hiring a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Lawyer. Why? Nearly 74% of injured workers go unrepresented, meaning they put themselves at risk of being taken advantage of by insurers or not getting the benefits they deserve. 

Employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance, but the benefits are at the discretion of the insurer and the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission

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Maurice MartinMaurice Martin
15:11 20 May 24
Karen KingKaren King
15:35 16 May 24
Lindsey is the best. She ALWAYS returns calls and emails right away. Even on weekends. She keeps me informed and I am confident with all she does. Thank you Lindsey for giving me peace.
Carlene JonesCarlene Jones
15:08 09 May 24
Highly RecommendAwesome team to work with.
Danielle BDanielle B
17:14 01 May 24
So I’ve been dealing with this law firm since 2020 since my first accident and I can tell you one thing about this law firm they gonna make sure you get everything You deserve and everything you need‼️ mrs Lindsey has been on go for me since my first case so when i had my second accident and i felt like i was overwhelmed i picked up that phone while i was sitting in the doctors office crying because i couldn’t get in contact with my wc adjuster and as soon as I called her, she got in contact with them within 24 hours‼️ I received a call from the Worker’s Compensation adjuster the following day and I received my ankle brace like three days after that remind you i was in a boot for about 3-4 months and that whole time i was trying to reach out to the wc adjuster I was leaving messages. Never got a call back And I was so depressed ‼️ but when I tell you that day i called Mrs Lindsey she made my life so much easier I mean it. I’m not just saying it just because I’ve been dealing with this law firm 2020 ( let me take that back ) it is because i been dealing with them so sooo long 🙏🏽 and i have always gotten the best care with them‼️when I tell you this law firm is so amazing, I will always have them as I workers compensation lawyer ‼️💕🤞🏾
Laura RuizLaura Ruiz
20:59 30 Apr 24
Jeseka CulhaneJeseka Culhane
15:43 24 Mar 24
If you are looking for lawyer to explain your worker’s comp rights; listen to your story; give you advice and guidance; and maximize your settlement, Jason Schultz is not for you. I should have know better to stay with this lawyer, as clear communication was never his top priority.
Iris E. Walker -DPSCS-Iris E. Walker -DPSCS-
12:34 01 Mar 24
I can honestly say that my experience with Shultz legal team was extremely positive and very professional. I just want to say from the beginning to the end the staff was very pleasant.(Thank you Kristie) I highly recommend this team of attorneys.
14:25 13 Feb 24
Mr. Shultz and his legal team are amazing! I'm aware they have other specialties, but I recommend them for any type of Worker's Comp case that you have, any day of the week! I had the pleasure of dealing with Ms. Kristie, who made sure I was set up for appointments and had knowledge of the days and times, and that all paperwork was straight. After it was all said and done, it took all of one week for a decision to come back and a few days until I could come pickup my check. Shultz legal team made this process so easy for me and I am forever appreciative. This is the team for you, hands down!
00:13 14 Nov 23
Amazing group! The entire team at Schultz Legal really considers the client when taking on a case. I wasn’t very knowledgeable in the in the realm of Workers Comp at the beginning of my case, but Jason, Lindsey(who is an absolute rockstar), and the rest of the team really worked to ensure that I could understand the process and that I was kept up to date on everything it involved. They were professional, informative, attentive, and overall a very pleasant group to work with throughout the whole process. I’m lucky to have had Jason and his team as legal representation in this matter. I would highly recommend Schultz Legal to anyone who happens to find themselves in a situation involving WC.Thank you!
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17:58 12 Oct 23
Ashley ThompsonAshley Thompson
16:38 11 Oct 23
Everything was great the communication the service from letting me know everything that goes on with my case I was told great great great
Jaeron WadeJaeron Wade
22:54 02 Oct 23
Tevin WhittakerTevin Whittaker
18:13 02 Oct 23
Thank you to Mr. Jason and Ms. Krystie for y'all hard work. They got me paid on 2 cases within a year which is always good in my book. I'll reccomend anybody to this firm. I promise you Jason is a miracle worker. You will have your case closed with a happy ending guaranteed. 🙂
with a snapwith a snap
13:01 28 Sep 23
Absolutely the best. It's difficult enough to through something requiring legal service..but if you do the best. Care concern walk you through there for you and that is huge in your corner 5☆!!!
Gary WatsonGary Watson
20:41 09 Jul 23
Attorney Shultz and his entire team are great! They answered all of my Questions and concerns and are very knowledgeable. I have Used Shultz Legal numerous times and I refer them to my friends and relatives. They are great to work with and I give them a 5 star rating. Thank You So Much!07/09/23Again, I have needed your services for my workman comp case. Again, great professional service from Attorney Shultz and his amazing staff. I am quiet pleased with my out come. again, I give Shultz Legal a 5 star rating.
Nick HaynesNick Haynes
19:23 12 Jun 23
I called Schultz Legal regarding a worker's comp case. Jason was extremely helpful and guided me every step of the way. His assistant, Lindsey made sure that any concerns were addressed in a timely manner. Everyone was professional and I appreciate the hard work regarding my extenuating circumstances.Thank You!
Jameel HanksJameel Hanks
17:40 07 Jun 23
The experience with Shultz legal was ok I didn't no to much about their firm my case was transferred to him from partner Mallon. But far as what I experienced in the time dealing with them I say things moved a little slow but it worked out. Ok now I still believe for what it's worth I didn't get the fair share for my pain but I can deal with that because it has been so long in I have to keep working for my family it never was about a lawsuit in money but anyway I just want to thank Shultz and Mallon in all their assistants team members for playing their part in my life doing my difficult situations I am humbled.
Michael LyonMichael Lyon
14:36 17 Apr 23
They took care of everything from start to finish and I could focus on my recovery and getting back to work. They stayed in contact and updated on what the next step in the process. I would highly recommend Jason and his team.

Jason Shultz, the founder of Shultz Legal, has been fighting for injured workers since 1999 when he worked as a union organizer for the AFL-CIO and the Service Employees International Union (SEIU). He has been named a “Top Rated Workers’ Compensation Attorney” and “Rising Star” by Super Lawyers annually since 2014 and was selected as a “Super Lawyer” in 2020. Our other attorney on staff, Sara El-Shall, has been selected by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star since 2019.

Jason Shultz

Hire Shultz As Your Maryland Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Suffering an injury that prevents you from living your life to the fullest can have significant consequences, both financially and emotionally. The inability to earn a living can lead to financial instability, mounting medical bills, and an uncertain future. When facing these challenges, it is crucial to seek the assistance of a personal injury attorney in Maryland.

– Jason Shultz

Who Do We Help?

Shultz Legal proudly represents Marylanders of all professions that are working through the Workers’ Comp process. This includes union members and our Police Officers, who face added risk and are afforded special protections under Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law –– making it even more important to work with a qualified workers’ comp lawyer.

Reach out to us today and get what you’re owed.

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What Injuries are Covered by Workers’ Compensation Insurance?

According to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, not all injuries are covered under the law. 

‘In Maryland, in order for an injury to be covered, the harm suffered by the employee must have been caused by an “accidental personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment.”‘

The accident or injury happening at work may not be enough to award you benefits. There are occupational diseases caused by exposure to chemicals or other substances that are eligible for workers’ comp benefits.

A Closer Look at Maryland Workers’ Compensation Laws

The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission regulates the processes and laws surrounding workers’ comp claims within Maryland.

This includes:

  • What is a payable injury
  • Reviewing accidents that caused an injury during employment 
  • Reviewing accidents caused by someone else’s negligence during employment 
  • Assessing whether a disease that resulted from a workplace injury is eligible for workers’ comp benefits

How to file for workers’ compensation in Maryland

If you are injured on the job, you should inform your employer within ten days after the accident. If they have an accident report, that should be filled out to document the incident. And in the case of occupational illnesses, meaning a disease or medical complication resulting from exposure at a job, you have up to a year in Maryland to report the condition.

Once you notify your employer, they should begin filing a claim with your insurance company. In the meantime, if your condition needs immediate treatment, you should consult a physician and begin treatment on the injury.

From there, you need to file a claim with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission within 60 days of your accident, and the insurer has 21 days to make a decision on your claim.

Why Your Workers Comp Claim Might Be Denied

There are situations where your claim may be denied. Some reasons for denial include an incomplete application, the type of injury sustained, details of the incident, and other items.

Working with an experienced workers’ comp attorney can improve your chances of avoiding a claim denial.

How to Appeal a Workers’ Compensation Denial in Maryland

The appeals process is not an easy one, making working with an attorney all the more beneficial. To file an appeal, you’ll need to submit an issues form to the MWCC. The commissioner will determine what you are entitled to, and you will then have 15 days from that decision to file a rehearing, which are often difficult to obtain. 

If you are not granted a rehearing and wish to continue pursuing benefits, you do have the right to escalate your case to the Maryland Circuit Court and potentially the Court of Special Appeals. 

What Benefits are Available to Injured Workers?

There are several different types of benefits available to injured workers. These include:

  • Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
  • Permanent Total Disability Benefits 
  • Permanent Partial Disability Benefits
  • Medical/Hospitalization Benefits
  • Wage Reimbursement Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits

For the full details on the types of benefits available, view the MWCC’s overview

Areas We Serve In Maryland

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