Workman’ Comp Attorney in Baltimore and throughout the State of Maryland
If you have been injured on the job and need help with your workers compensation case Maryland Attorney Andrew M. Rodabaugh is here to help! Mr. Rodabaugh has handled thousands of cases including but not limited to those in the occupations of construction, public safety, secretaries, carpenters, lawyers, teachers, doctors, and more.
Mr. Rodabaugh has learned workers comp’s play book and know how and when to put up a fight. This knowledge has helped secure numerous six figure awards for injury victims. If you are being told by family or friends to hire an attorney then you probably should consider it.
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Why hire workmans Comp attorney Andrew M. Rodabaugh Esq. ?
Hiring an attorney is not always a necessity. People represent themselves in traffic court on a regular basis and often do just as good as if they would have a lawyer by their side. There are on occasion work injury cases that do not require the assistance of a workmans comp attorney, however this is not the norm. Even if things seem to be going smooth for months or even years an attorney should atleast be consulted. A simple phone call can help determine if things really are going smooth or if the insurance company is playing games with the future of the injured party. Unfortunately, a great majority workmans comp cases involve some ill will or misguidance to the injured employee.
Mr. Rodabaugh is a valuable asset to his community. His continuing dedication to the law and his clients is admirable.
Mr. Rodabaugh exemplifies the best in our profession. he is a caring, dedicated, highly regarded, and widely respected attorney. With Andrew as your advocate you are in excellent hands. I endorse this lawyer.
Mr. Rodabaugh was a professional and courteous attorney who had my best interest in mind when handling my case. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of Workers Comp. Counsel.
Andrew was my Workman’s Comp lawyer for a case that was just recently settled. He is the type of lawyer that all lawyers aspire to be: experienced, confident, smart, and dependable. Throughout my four year ordeal, Andrew was patient in responding to my questions, reliable in keeping me updated, and empathetic with my situation. He really does care about his clients and you can’t do any better than Andrew on your team. From accident to settlement, I was always happy with the hard work that Andrew…
I needed a lawyer for my workers compensation case. I was referred to Mr. Rodabaugh. I was very nervous about the case, and a little overwhelmed. Mr. Rodabaugh took extra time to talk to me (lots of questions he answered over the phone) and explained step by step of how everything worked. He was very confident, and made me feel comfortable with my case and decision. I highly recommend Mr. Rodabaugh.
I endorse Mr. Rodabaugh. He is a true asset to our legal community. Very helpful on Avvo and a great e [sic] in the field.
I endorse this lawyer. Mr. Rodabaugh provides accurate answers that reflect the type of representation that he is able to provide.
My experience with the law firm of Cohen and Dwin was very professional. Mr Rodabaugh was very kind and easy to talk to in a very professional manner. The receptionists were helpful in guiding me through the procedures. I would definitely recommend Mr Rodabaugh in the future.
Workmans Compensation Attorney Andrew M. Rodabaugh will ensure that the injured employee gets all the benefits they deserve! This includes lost wages, compensation, job training, future medical protection, mileage payments, and more. Not only does Mr. Rodabaugh pride himself on representing the injured worker, but he relates to them in a compassionate and understanding manner. Coming from a blue collar family and working in construction for the better part of a decade Mr. Rodabaugh personally experienced the grief and hard ache that can surmount a family. Catastrophic injuries can lead families into foreclosure or bankruptcy. Even minor accidents can lead to thousands of dollars in medical bills for the family.
Mr. Rodabaugh not only works zealously for his clients but provides the personable experience the injured employee needs on their side.
How much does a work comp lawyer charge in Maryland?
Maryland law specifies how much a workmans compensation attorney may charge clients. Most notably, there is no way for an attorney to charge an injured worker in advance of performing work. Otherwise stated it is illegal and unethical for any work injury lawyer in Maryland to get an upfront payment.
Workmans comp lawyers work on a contingency basis which means they get paid only after money is recovered for the client. The attorney will pay upfront costs which often include paying for medical records, and preparing exhibits and witnesses. Once money is recovered the attorney can request a fee.
Attorneys can request a fee of up to 20% of the money recovered on cases that go to a permanency hearing. For hearings on back lost wages (ttd benefits) an attorney can request a fee of 10% of the money recovered. Hearings to recover vocational rehabilitation payments the workman’s comp attorney may also request a fee of 10% out of back payments recovered.
When a case is settled the attorney may request a fee based on the calculations contained in COMAR, Maryland Code of Regulations. This fee is often very close to the fee that would be obtained in a permanency hearing.
All workman’s comp attorney fees are approved by the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission prior to the payment of said fee.
What kind of cases will a workmans comp attorney handle?
Workmans compensation attorneys handle a variety of work place injuries some of which often come to as a surprise to those unfamiliar with the industry. Injuries that take place at company events, in the parking lot of the employer, on lunch or meal breaks, and at other times are potentially covered under workmans comp laws. Not only are the obvious injuries such as those suffered by construction worker covered by workers compensation, but injuries like the secretaries carpal tunnel, the teachers slip and fall in the hallway, or even the delivery driver who caused an automobile accident.
If an injury is associated with work then there is a good chance that workers comp benefits will be available. Workmans compensation attorney Andrew M. Rodabaugh Esq is willing to discuss instances that resulted in injury even if the employee is not sure it is a workmans comp case.
What are some of the things a workmans compensation attorney can do for an injured worker?
- Looks out for their best interest: As the injured worker navigates the workers comp process there are opportunities for the insurance company to take advantage and ultimately manipulate the case in their favor. This could include coming to agreements that seemingly are innocent but end up being detrimental to the worker. Once example is getting a recorded statement of injuries sustained and using that statement in the future to fight requests for medical treatment. The unrepresented claimant usually does not know about the odds of winning at a hearing versus just negotiating a resolution. A qualified workmans comp attorney will be able to advise on the the chances of success while looking past possible irrelevant facts that may give the injured worker false expectations.
- Answers questions: Many injured employees are not familiar with the workers compensation system which leads to insecurity and vulnerability. Workmans comp attorney Andrew M. Rodabaugh Esq. is available for questions while the cases progresses. In addition Mr. Rodabaugh has a team of legal assistance and paralegals who are also available for questions and discussion along the way.
- Ensures complete benefits are received: Because many injured workers are experiencing work comp for the first time they are not aware of all benefits available to them according to Maryland law. In most situations the insurance adjuster will not voluntarily provide all benefits. It is the job of the adjuster to save money not spend money.
- Attends hearings: If the insurance company is not willing to provide benefits to which the employee is entitled then workmans comp attorneys will file for hearing and argue to get the benefits. Unless all benefits are provided voluntarily, a hearing is the only way to force workmans comp to provide the same.
- Ensures the claim is handled properly: Whether intentional or by mistake benefits injured employees receive are often incomplete. If lost wages are miscalculated the injured worker may miss out on thousands of dollars over the life of the claim. Calculations of the proper average weekly range is important but can be confusing at times. Adjuster often do not consider the principal of fairness when calculating this number. Workmans comp attorneys regularly challenge these figures and often recover thousands of dollars owed to the victim.
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