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Workers Comp Lawyer – Eastern Shore Maryland

Eastern Shore Maryland Workers Comp Lawyer

Andrew M. Rodabaugh Esq.

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Eastern Shore workers compensation attorney Andrew M. Rodabaugh and his office offers information about Personal Injury law and Workers’ Compensation for informational purposes only. Nothing contained herein constitutes formal legal advice. If you need the advice of a Maryland workers compensation lawyer on the Eastern shore of Maryland, please contact him today. He has offices throughout the state and various convenient meeting locations.  Each and every case needs to be evaluated before legal advice can be provided.  Under no circumstance should the information on this website be considered medical advice. This is an attorney’s website and is not affiliated with any government agency or government entity of any kind.

 

Representing injured workers throughout Maryland Eastern Shore

Andrew M. Rodabaugh represents injured workers on the Eastern Shore of Maryland for a variety of injuries they have sustained at work.  From serious spinal injuries or fractures to minor back and neck sprains Mr. Rodabaugh strives to maximize compensation for the residents of Maryland’s Eastern Shore through zealous representation in their workers comp case.

In a great majority of cases it does not matter what your employment was at the time of injury.  As long as you were working as an employee you would be entitled to workers comp benefits.  This means that if you were working as a sales associate at the Queenstown Outlets and tripped and injured yourself in the store you would be entitled to workers comp benefits.  Likewise, if you were working for Purdue at the chicken plant and cut your hand you would also be entitled to workers comp benefits.  While an injured worker is entitled to workers comp benefits the insurance company does not always willingly pay these benefits so for Eastern Shore Maryland residents should consider obtaining a Workers Comp Lawyer on the Eastern Shore.

Workers Compensation hearings are sometimes necessary to force the insurance company to pay benefits.  These hearings could take place at a number of places throughout the state however residents of the Eastern Shore would likely have their hearing in Cambridge, Md, or Abingdon, Md.

As a Eastern Shore workers comp attorney Mr. Rodabaugh regularly handles hundreds of workers compensation cases at the Administrative hearing level as well as cases throughout the Circuit Courts of Maryland such as the Kent County Circuit Court, Dorchester County Circuit Court.

A sampling of cases Maryland Eastern Shore workers comp attorney Rodabaugh has handled:

  • Construction worker was walking the cement infrastructure of the building he was working on.  He felt a pop in his knee.  The injury left him with the need for multiple surgeries and an inability to work from the accident.  Mr. Rodabaugh’s office was able to obtain compensation for him well over six figures as well as to secure payment for two knee replacements!  This was a case that would have gone very differently had there been no workers compensation lawyer involved because the insurance company was ready to fight and had their attorney involved almost immediately.
  • High school teacher was walking through the parking lot of a school when she twisted on some gravel and sprained her knee resulting in the need for surgery and needing lost wages paid.  workers comp Lawyer Andrew Rodabaugh was able to ensure surgery was paid for and the lost wages were provided while the worker underwent treatment.  In addition Mr. Rodabaugh helped obtain a permanency award of over $15,000.
  • Even the little cases matter to Mr. Rodabaugh.  A plummer twisted his ankle and underwent 5 physical therapy sessions and was discharged from care.  Because of his experience as a workers comp lawyer on the Eastern Shore Mr. Rodabaugh was able to obtain a settlement of $6,500.
  • Truck driver hurt on the job when his truck was involved in a collision.  The insurance company refused to pay him lost wages while he was out of work.  The workers compensation commission accepted Mr. Rodabaugh’s argument on behalf of the injured worker and awarded over $10,000 of back wages as well as payment of future treatment.  Treatment consisted of physical therapy and a recomendation for surgery.  The case was later settled without a surgery taking place for over $30,000.

The rights a Eastern Shore Maryland workers comp attorney can help you recover!

Paid for Medical Treatment – A workers compensation lawyer will assist in obtaining payment of medical treatment.  On occasion treatment is rendered and then the workers comp insurance company refuses to pay for the bills leaving the injured worker stuck worrying about how to pay.  Medical bills from providers on Maryland Eastern Shore could include an x-ray bill of $120 from Your Docs In or a $20,000 surgery bill from The Orthopedic Center.   If this is the case and the insurance adjuster is not willing to pay the medical bill then Mr. Rodabaugh will file for a hearing and fight to get workers comp to pay the bill.  As a Maryland Eastern Shore Workers Comp lawyer Mr. Rodabaugh also sees scenarios where the injured worker is unable to get treatment at all because the insurance adjuster has denied the treatment.  This leaves the injured worker often with no way to get healthy and return to work.  Mr. Rodabaugh has a network of medical providers that would agree to treat the injured worker as long as the medical bills are later paid by workers comp.

Right to a hearing– Any injured worker is entitled to a hearing at the Workers Compensation Commission.  This is the case as long as the injured worker has filed a TIMELY claim with the workers compensation Commission and not just the insurance company.  (see timing to file claim).  The hearing will take place at any number of the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission hearing locations.

Lost Wages– If an employee is unable to work, and there is a doctor indicating this in writing, the employee would be entitled to lost wages referred to as temporary total disability.  As a Maryland Eastern Shore workers compensation lawyer Mr. Rodabaugh has gone to numerous hearings and secured lost wages for injured workers.  The difference between obtaining lost wages and doing without can often lead to catastrophic financial burdens on the injured worker.  As a practicing workers comp lawyer Mr. Rodabaugh has recovered money for families on the Eastern Shore that ultimately meant they could keep their home!

Final compensation in the form of Settlement or Permanency–  If medical treatment has finished and the injured worker was discharged from their treating physician they may seek Permanency compensation or a settlement.  if there are some remaining physical issues after the treatment has concluded the injured worker is entitled to a permanency award.  In order to obtain a permanency award a rating must be performed by a qualified physician.  There are only a number of doctors that specialize in providing ratings.  There are even less doctors that can provide a rating to the Eastern shore locale.  Fortunately Maryland Eastern Shore workers comp lawyers are available to secure these rating appointments.  If appointment available is limited there is some scenarios that may require the injured Eastern shore worker to travel across the Bay Bridge.

 

For further reading see:

Workers Comp Second Opinions and IMEs,
Workers Compensation Settlements,
or Workers Comp Lost Wages.

  Call Us, Click to email  or just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and Mr. Rodabaugh will contact you!

 

Questions commonly asked of Maryland Eastern Shore Workers Comp Attorney Andrew M. Rodabaugh Esq:

I did not notify my employer within the required time frame.  Do I have a case ?

Injured workers should be very skeptical of any requirement that notice of the injury be required by a certain time.  Often these time limits are set arbitrarily and have no actual legal strength.  A Eastern Shore workers compensation attorney should be contacted in the event notification to an employer becomes an issue.  For more information on the LEGAL notice requirements see this page.

How long until I can settle my case or take my case to permanency?

The timing for settlement or permanency can vary greatly for each and every case.  Settlement could range from a few years after the accident, a decade after the accident, or a few months after the accident.  Numerous factors play into when settlement can take place such as the status of medical treatment, whether the case was “accepted as compensible” or if it is being “contested”, whether there is an appeal involved, severity of the injury, and more.

Do I have to stay out of work?

There is absolutely no requirement for an injured worker to refrain from working after an injury.  It is in the injured workers’ best interest to continue to work if they can even though the insurance company may argue that the injury is minor if the Claimant was able to continue to work.  Given this argument,  job security will likely overide any kind of compensation obtained in the workers comp case which is something the injured worker should consider before voluntarily staying out of work.

My employer said they would pay for everything if I didn’t file a workers comp claim.  Is this ok?

Time after time I hear this story and the end result is the same.  The injured worker is promised that medical bills will be paid and that they will be paid full salary while they are recovering from the injury.  After a couple, days, weeks, or months,  the employer realizes the medical bills are increasing substantially and they are paying an employee who isn’t working.  The agreement goes sour.  Fortunately the workers comp claim can usually still be filed and successfully argued.  Unfortunately, there are occasions where the circumstances lead to a loss of the workers compensation claim.  It is best to contact an Eastern Shore Maryland Workers Compensation Attorney for guidance before agreeing to anything with the employer.

Eastern Shore Maryland Workers Comp Attorney Andrew M. Rodabaugh represents injured workers in their workers compensation cases in the following counties:

Caroline County , Dorchester County , Kent County , Somerset County , Talbot County , Queen Ann’s County , Wicomico County , Worcester County . Including:

Berlin , Cambridge , Centriville , Church Hill , Chestertown ,  Denton , Easton , Federalsburg , Fruitland , Greensboro , Kent Island , Newark , Ocean City , Ocean Pines , Pocomoke City , Queen Anne , Queenstown , Salisbury , St. Micheals , Trappe , Vienna , Wye Mills ,

 

Call Eastern Shore Maryland workers comp lawyer and personal injury attorney Andrew M. Rodabaugh for a FREE consultation!  Call Us, Click to email  or just fill out the form at the bottom of the page and Mr. Rodabaugh will contact you!

Mr. Rodabaugh is a valuable asset to his community.  His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable.
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