June 3, 2022

Reasons to Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

Let's face it. If you were the victim of a workplace injury due to your employment, you need a workers' compensation lawyer. Going without legal representation for any complicated workers comp claim can cause more harm than good and potentially prolong a costly legal battle. This is especially important for employees facing denial that their injury occurred within the workplace, for significant injuries, and employees who have no previous record of a pre-existing injury in the same place as your workplace injury. But who needs a workers' compensation lawyer and why is having one so important? 

You Need a Workers Compensation Lawyer If Your Workers Comp Claim is Denied

Did you file a workers comp claim and it was subsequently denied? If so, it's time to consult with the experienced workers' comp legal team at Shultz Legal. Unfortunately, the denial of your worker's comp claim means that you won't be getting any compensation for your mounting medical bills, lost wages, and so much more. However, you still have the right to file an appeal. That's why it's essential to talk with a legal team to try to press forward with your workers' compensation claim and appeal your claim being denied. In doing so, you can have peace of mind that you've got a legal team to advocate on your behalf.

You've Been Retaliated Against

If your boss chooses to retaliate against you after filing a workers comp claim, you need a workers comp lawyer. Retaliation against an employee for filing a workers comp claim can come in many forms: your boss may fire you, demote you, take you off the schedule, or slander you to your co-workers. When you've been retaliated against, you need to contact an attorney immediately.

You're Unable to Return to Work 

If your work-related injury results in permanent disability or the inability to return to work indefinitely, you will need an experienced workers comp attorney on your side. You'll have to recoup lost wages, fight to have your medical bills reimbursed, and ensure that your rights to workers comp benefits are protected. 

You're Injured on the Job 

If you were injured on the job while performing the essential functions of your job description, you'll want to file a workers comp claim with your employer within 10 days and with the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission within 60 days. Following your claim, you'll want to document your injuries and financial responsibilities as much as possible for your workers' comp attorney.

Shultz Legal Can Represent Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

Shultz Legal is your experienced workers' compensation law office with convenient locations in Baltimore and Bowie, MD. We have the expertise to help ensure that you or a loved one can navigate the Workers Compensation claim process with confidence. Contact us today to help secure your rightful benefits and recoup financial losses from mounting medical bills. Give us a call at (410) 505-7627 or submit a request for a case consultation using our online contact form.