April 11, 2022

Who Decides the Outcome of Workers’ Comp Cases?

If you were pursuing workers comp benefits and your claim was denied, it can be a stressful ordeal without an experienced workers comp attorney. While some cases may be open-and-shut, others might be more complex and drawn out while you wait for a ruling. Convincing a judge that you deserve to receive workers comp benefits requires medical documentation, financial disclosure of expenses related to your injury, and a strong defense. As your highly experienced workers comp attorneys in Baltimore, you can trust that we will advocate for your rights to workers comp.

The Benefits of Mediation 

Before heading to a trial, you have the right to mediation. During this mediation session, your legal team can work with the insurance company to settle. This settlement can be reached by agreeing with one another with the assistance of a mediator, who serves as a neutral third party. As an alternative to a long, drawn-out legal battle, mediation might help you reach a settlement that feels right for you.

Deciding to Head to Trial

If you've appealed your worker's comp case and a settlement can't be reached in mediation, you might decide to head to trial. When you choose to head to trial for your appeal, your attorney will present your case to a workers comp judge. In addition, you will be able to present your medical records, outstanding bills related to your workplace injury, and any additional evidence related to lost wages or other pertinent details. 

The Final Decision

The workers' comp judge will ultimately decide the outcome of your workers' comp case. However, this decision won't be decided at your hearing. Instead, the ruling of your case will be mailed out to you in approximately 30-90 days. The judge will make their decision based upon all the evidence and information you've presented to them and the defense from your attorney.

Shultz Legal Can Represent Your Workers’ Compensation Appeal

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.