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How To File A Workers’ Compensation Claim In Maryland

Last updated on June 25, 2024

If you were injured or developed an illness on the job and can no longer work, then you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. This important program provides injured workers with medical coverage and lost wage benefits after an occupational tragedy. These benefits can help workers recover from their injuries or illnesses or provide them with long-term care when necessary.

Attorney Barry Diamond of Barry J. Diamond P.A. in Baltimore is here to help you. He can walk you through the filing process to help ensure your claim is successful. He is devoted to helping you get the benefits you need for your injury and illness.

Meeting Important Filing Deadlines

To begin your workers’ compensation claim, you should report your injury to your employer. Your employer should then make an accident report so that you can file for workers’ comp benefits. You must notify your employer about your injury within 10 days of the accident. Employees have only one year to report a work-related illness to their employer.

Following this report, you have 60 days to file a claim with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. This deadline could be extended to a maximum of two years if injuries were the result of exposure to toxic substances. The families of workers who die due to a workplace injury or illness have 18 months to file a claim for death benefits.

Missing any of these deadlines could prevent you from receiving any workers’ compensation benefits. The sooner you report your injuries, the sooner you can obtain benefits.

Meeting mandatory deadlines is an important step in establishing and maintaining eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits. Attorney Barry Diamond can help you comply with time limits and other program requirements.

Begin A Free Consultation With A Workers’ Compensation Lawyer

When you are suffering from a workplace injury or illness, you need an experienced lawyer by your side. Attorney Barry Diamond invites you to schedule a free consultation with Barry J. Diamond P.A. today. Dial 410-885-1861 or contact us by email.