Delaware Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Representing Injured Workers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland
Workers’ compensation benefits cover individuals who are injured on the job or suffer a work-related illness. You must notify your employer, file a claim, and follow the requirements of the law where you live. If you need the help of a workers’ compensation attorneys in Delaware or the Eastern Shore of Maryland, call Whitehead Law. We are licensed to practice law in both Delaware and Maryland, and we operate on a contingency fee, meaning you pay nothing unless you win a settlement.
Workers’ Compensation in Delaware
Each state has set its own laws, requirements, and benefits under workers’ compensation. In order to qualify for benefits, your employer must carry workers’ compensation insurance, as required by law, and your injury or illness must be work-related. A Delaware workers’ compensation lawyer from our firm can explain your rights under the law and help you secure the benefits you deserve.
Workers’ compensation benefits include:
- Medical treatment
- Lost wages
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Temporary disability payments
- Permanent disability
- Death benefits for surviving family
In addition to the above benefits, Delaware has scheduled loss benefits for certain disabilities, such an amputation, disfigurement, or permanent loss of use of a body part. Our Delaware personal injury attorneys can explain how workers’ compensation benefits are calculated and make sure you are getting the benefits you deserve.
Delaware Workers' Compensation Death Benefits
If an employee dies as a result of a work-related illness or injury, death benefits can be given to children, surviving spouses, and other dependents. Anyone who was financially dependent on the deceased employee may file for workers’ comp. If the employee was 100% responsible for the dependent, then the death benefit would equal two-thirds of the employee’s wages. If the employee was less than 100% responsible, then the death benefit would also be decreased. For example, if the employee paid for 50% of the family’s expenses, then the weekly death benefit would be 50% of the employee’s pre-injury pay.
Legal Representation in Maryland
Maryland law requires that employers carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover all regular payroll employees. Like Delaware, Maryland offers benefits for medical costs, lost wages, temporary and permanent disability, and death benefits, although the amounts may differ between states. We can explain Maryland workers’ compensation law as it pertains to your situation.
Why You Should Hire our Attorneys for Your Workers' Compensation Needs
With our Delaware workers' compensation lawyers on your side, you stand a much greater chance of receiving the compensation you deserve. We are experts when it comes to workers’ compensation and is knowledgeable when it comes to challenging employers’ insurance providers. We make sure that you get the best possible outcome from your work-related injuries. Working with us can help you to understand your workers’ comp rights, what to expect from your employer’s insurance carrier, your financial situation, and procedures related to your claim or deposition.
Fighting for workers' compensation rights is our passion, and we love helping our clients receive the compensation they deserve. With our years of experience, you can rest assured that we know the law like the backs of our hands. Don't fight this alone!
If you have been injured on the job, call (302) 663-7975 for a free consultation.
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