workers' compensation in MarylandMaryland state workers' compensation laws are designed to protect people who are injured, disabled, or even killed on the job.  According to the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission, however, not all injuries are covered by the Workers' Compensation Law even if the injury happened "on the job."

What is Workers' Compensation?

All employers in the state of Maryland are required to have workers' compensation insurance in the case that an employee is injured on the job or suffers any other work-related illness or injury. It's used to provide replacement of wages and coverage of medical benefits/costs if an employee is injured at work. However, when dealing with workers' compensation in Maryland, you have to read, and understand fully, the language in the statute.

In Order to Be Covered for Worker's Compensation in Maryland

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." Those words from the Maryland statute are VERY important. Just because a person is hurt "while working," "on the job" or "at work" may not be enough for the insurance to apply. Additionally, if you can prove that you have an occupational disease you may be entitled to Workers' Compensation benefits

Our Hagerstown Workers' Compensation Attorneys Are Here to Help

Since 2017, AJ Serafini has worked with Arthur Schneider to head up the Workers' Compensation division for The Poole Law Group.  They can access your claim, then guide you through the often tedious and always complex workers' compensation benefits available. AJ and his staff will work to get you the best compensation under the law.

To schedule an appointment with AJ, or to learn more about the services we offer our clients in Hagerstown, MD, and the surrounding area, contact us online or give us a call at (301) 790-3600 today!