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Maryland Work Injury Attorney

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Steven H. Heisler offers free consultations to give workers the chance to learn more about their options. Our team has helped workers across Maryland get the payment they deserve in the wake of a serious workplace injury.

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Maryland Work Injury Attorney

  1. 1. HURT AT WORK? YOU HAVE OPTIONS Understanding Maryland Workers’ Paths to Compensation
  2. 2. WORKERS SUFFER SERIOUS INJURIES EVERY DAY There are nearly 3 million nonfatal on-the- job injuries in the private sector every year in the U.S. Nearly one-third of those injuries required days away from work. Every 7 seconds in the U.S., a worker is injured on the job. Approximately 14 workers suffer fatal workplace injuries every day in the U.S. Over 100 million production days are lost because of workplace injuries every year.
  3. 3. DANGEROUS JOBS IN MARYLAND According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, industries in Maryland with the highest fatality rates include: Production, transportation, and material-moving occupations Natural resources, construction, and maintenance occupations Service occupations.
  4. 4. HOW WORKPLACE INJURIES HAPPEN Transportation-related accidents Slips, trips and falls Contact with objects or equipment Overexertion Exposure to Dangerous
  5. 5. TYPES OF WORKPLACE INJURIES  Head injuries  Back injuries  Fractures  Burns  Internal injuries  Eye injuries and blindness  Loss of hearing  Repetitive stress injuries. Any workplace injury can warrant worker compensation. A few of the most serious on-the-job injuries include...
  6. 6. OPTIONS AVAILABLE TO INJURED WORKERS If you’ve suffered an on-the-job injury, you likely have one of these three options available… Workers’ compensation benefits Third-party liability claims Personal injury claims.
  7. 7. WORKERS’ COMPENSATION Employers in Maryland are generally required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are employed by a company that carries workers’ compensation, you are mostly likely eligible for benefits. Workers covered by workers’ comp are eligible from the first day on the job. Workers’ comp is also a “no-fault” program, so you should be given benefits regardless of who was responsible for a workplace accident.
  8. 8. THIRD-PARTY LIABILITY CLAIMS If your injury was caused by a negligent third party - someone other than your employer - you can file a third-party claim to receive compensation. Examples of third parties that might be responsible for a workplace injury include… Subcontractors Manufacturers of faulty equipment Materials suppliers.
  9. 9. PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS If you are a contractor and aren’t eligible for workers’ compensation benefits, you might be able to get compensation through personal injury claims. While workers’ compensation insurance usually protects employers from litigation by employees, a contractor is not an employee and, thus, can sometimes take direct legal action against the company that hired
  10. 10. HOW WORKERS ARE DENIED COMPENSATION A denial of workers’ compensation benefits. An employer or insurer might dispute the extent of a worker’s injury or claim that the worker’s negligence negates their eligibility for benefits. Worker misclassification. In some cases, businesses classify workers as contractors, even though they would be more accurately described as employees. In these situations, a worker can seek workers’ comp benefits by claiming they have been misclassified or by filing a personal injury claim against their employer.
  11. 11. FIGURING OUT YOUR PATH The path toward compensation isn’t always clear, and the steps required to file a claim can seem overwhelming for a worker that is dealing with a serious injury. Fortunately, some workplace injury attorneys offer free consultations to help workers understand their options.
  12. 12. CONTACT STEVEN H. HEISLER TO LEARN MORE Steven H. Heisler offers free consultations to give workers the chance to learn more about their options. Our team has helped workers across Maryland get the payment they deserve in the wake of a serious workplace injury. If you’ve been injured on the job, don’t hesitate to contact us today. Contact us today by filling out our online form or calling us at (410) 625-4878.
  13. 13. REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS Treated Me Like Family “I had a small case but Steve made me feel like I was his only client. Steve and his staff answered all my questions and treated me like family.” – Eileen, Elkton, MD One of a Kind “Steve Heisler is one of a kind. He has always been there for me. My worker’s compensation case was successful thanks to Steve.” – Greg, Baltimore, MD
  14. 14. REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS Steve is Honest & Faithful “Steve took my case when no one else would. Because of the settlement that Steve negotiated for me I was able to purchase my first home. Steve is honest, faithful, and always in your corner!” – Mike Parker, Columbia, MD Kept Me Well Informed What I liked about the way Steven Heisler and his staff handled my case is that they kept me well informed and returned all my calls and letters…and of course the way they resolved my case (we won). – Tony Hamilton, Cumberland, MD