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The Truth About How Workers’ Compensation is Awarded

If you become hurt on the job in Maryland and are unable to work, you are likely confused and stressed about how you will provide for yourself and your family now. Workers’ compensation in Maryland can often help you cover your bills. However, a common concern is just how much money you will receive. Here, a lawyer discusses how the amount of compensation you received is decided.

Temporary Disability Benefits

Temporary disability benefits give you compensation until you are able to return to work. Typically, the amount your receive for this kind of Maryland workers’ comp is a maximum of two-thirds of your typical weekly wage.

Permanent Disability

Permanent disability is viewed as either permanent partial or permanent total. Permanent partial disability pays based on the part of your body that was affected. If you are considered to have total disability, you will receive two-thirds of your average weekly wage.

Medical Bills

According to Maryland workers’ compensation laws, your employer should cover your expenses related to your injuries. This often includes diagnostic testing and treatment. If you suffered an injury while working, you may be entitled to receive workers’ compensation in Maryland. Attempting to receive these benefits on your own is often stressful and difficult, and having a lawyer on your side can help. Our workers’ compensation attorneys are ready to fight for you. Come to our office and we will make this happen.