Workers’ Compensation & Social Security Disability Lawyers
Workers’ compensation and Social Security disability insurance (SSDI) provide for people who are injured or ill and unable to work. However, being approved for these benefits can be a long, difficult process. The assistance of experienced lawyers is often necessary.
Walsh, Becker, Moody & Rice helps people in Maryland apply for workers’ compensation and SSDI benefits. With our experience, we can guide you through each process and simplify the steps you have to take.
In general, an employee who is injured at work is entitled to some compensation, even if he or she is at fault for the incident. Workers’ compensation benefits include medical benefits, replacement wages and dependent family benefits. If your injury is debilitating, you may receive partial disability payments or total and permanent disability payments. Was your accident was caused by a negligent third party, such as the manufacturer of defective product? If so, we may be able to collect additional damages.
In Maryland, injured workers have two years from the date of injury to file a workers’ comp claim. If your workers’ compensation claim is denied, we can help you appeal the decision.
Social Security Disability Insurance
Generally, you must have been disabled for six months and prove that you will be disabled for one year to receive SSDI benefits. You must demonstrate that you cannot work full-time in any readily available job for which you are medically qualified.
Approximately 25 percent of SSDI applications are approved at the initial stage. If you are one of the many people who have been denied, you must apply for reconsideration within 60 days.
If you are denied Social Security disability benefits again after reconsideration, you have 60 days to request a disability hearing. Call us soon so we can begin working on your claim and gathering the necessary medical reports and forms. We can represent you at the hearing.
For an appointment with our Bowie workers’ compensation attorneys, please call Richard Walsh at 301-262-6000 or e-mail him. Workers’ comp and SSDI cases are taken on a contingency-fee basis. If we accept your case, there is no fee unless we recover damages for you.