The rules and laws governing workers’ compensation can be positively baffling and incredibly difficult to navigate. Many people who are injured on the job quickly learn this if they decide to try and represent themselves. Especially in the state of Maryland. There are no simple solutions to any aspect of workers’ compensation. It is essential that you seek the help of a professional, qualified attorney in the event of a work related injury.
If you are injured on the job, you will most likely be examined by an insurance company doctor. When a claim is established, this documents a proper medical record regarding the sustained injuries. You may also want to be examined by an additional doctor. Reasons would be: you do not trust the qualifications of the insurance company doctor; you have a family doctor of whom you are more comfortable; you disagree with the opinion rendered by the insurance company doctor.
Like many aspects of Maryland workers’ compensation law, there is not a hard, fast rule regarding seeking a second opinion after being examined by an insurance company doctor. While you do have the right to seek a second opinion, after an insurance company doctor examination, there is not a guarantee, should their opinions conflict, your doctor’s opinion will win. The employer also has the right to have you examined by a doctor of their choice.
Because this is such an uncertain situation, it is imperative to find a qualified lawyer to help you and represent you in your Maryland workers’ compensation case. Our law firm provides knowledable professional attorneys regarding workers’ compensation and your rights. Should you be injured on the job, there is no question that adequate legal representation is of key importance.
Our lawyers can advise the proper course of action should you decide to seek the opinion of a different doctor. We can help ensure that your rights are protected through every step of the workers’ compensation determination process. Unrepresented injured workers in Maryland run the risk of having their claims denied and not having their best interests protected. Not all attorney’s in Maryland have expertise regarding plaintiff workers’ compensation law.
By hiring our law firm regarding your workers’ compensation claim, you can rest assured your case is in the best possible hands. Protect your rights, if you are injured on the job, give our office a call.