Workers Comp Lawyer
Workplace injuries can be caused by sudden accidents, repeated strain, exposure to hazardous substances, and more.
Workers' harms are often compounded by overly complex, hard-to-navigate workers' compensation laws.
The compensation attorneys at Greenblatt & Veliev based in Rockville, MD, are here to obtain the compensation workers deserve.
Our Lawyers Are Multilingual
Our team includes comp attorneys who speak English, Turkish, Azerbaijani, Russian, Spanish, and Polish. This allows us to proudly serve diverse communities throughout Frederick, Rockville, MD, Prince George's County, Baltimore, and Washington D.C.
Workers Compensation Explained
What Is Workers' Compensation?
Workplace injuries are an unfortunate fact of life. In the early years of our country, injured workers often struggled to obtain compensation from their employers. This issue was addressed through the creation of workers' compensation – state-mandated insurance nearly every employer must carry to protect their employees.
Workers' compensation provides a variety of financial benefits to harmed workers. This is in exchange for losing the ability to file a personal injury lawsuit against their employer. Despite the good intentions of this system, many compensation claims are unjustly denied. It is for this reason that so many harmed workers retain the highly knowledgeable compensation attorneys at Greenblatt & Veliev.
What Can You Receive Compensation For?
Workers come to us because they know our compensation attorneys can succeed. We can seek benefits for:
- Medical Treatment
- Disability Payments
- Wage Reimbursements
- Vocational Rehabilitation
- Lump Sump Injury Payments
- Wrongful Death Compensation
- Wheelchairs, Crutches, or Prosthetics
Our Representation Costs You Nothing
The last thing our law firm wants to do is burden injured workers with attorney's fees. We start each of our cases with a free consultation at our Rockville, MD, office. We then handle claims on a contingency basis. This means we do not charge workers anything upfront. The only way we make money is by receiving a percentage fee when we successfully obtain your workers' compensation.
Rockville, MD, Relies on Us
Lonnie Greenblatt and Elnur Veliev are amazing, they took care of case so effectively and quickly. They took care of everything, the hassle of of the adjuster, and knew exactly what to do. My paralegal Vagif was a Rockstar he kept informed every step of the way. Defiantly contact this firm if you want your case to be taken seriously and handled with care. Everyone there knows exactly what they are doing.View on Google
I have been working with lawyers for over 43 years and I can say that Greenblatt and Veliev are the best. We worked with Virgina to resolve an issue and the results were perfect. Honest, polite and most importantly, knowledgeable on the issues and the persons involved. I would highly recommend this law firm to handle these difficult issues! Thanks again.....View on Google
Reach Out to Our Rockville Law Firm
Injured workers suffer harm to their health, family, and finances. If you have been hurt on the job you deserve compensation, not a confusing compensation claim process. Our law firm is dedicated to helping injured workers in Frederick, Prince George's County, Baltimore, and Washington D.C. receive the compensation they deserve so they can focus on healing.
Our personal injury attorneys can make sure your injury meets compensation law requirements for a valid claim. We have handled workers' compensation for decades. This allows us to anticipate and avoid potential issues as we obtain the money you deserve. All you have to do is call or write to us to schedule your free consultation with our compensation lawyers.
Important Details About Workers' Compensation
Maryland and Washington D.C. Have Strict Filing Deadlines
Generally speaking, injured workers have 10 days to report their injury to their employer and 60 days to file their claim. Workers who developed a disease due to their work must notify their employer within one year of discovering the disease. They then have two years to file.
D.C. law requires workers to report their injury to both their employer and the Office of Workers’ Compensation within 30 days of being hurt or finding out an injury is work-related. Your written workers' compensation claim must be filed within one year after your injury.
Also Covers Death
No amount of money can make up for your loved one's passing, but you do deserve compensation for your tragic loss. In Baltimore, Frederick, and throughout Maryland, as well as Washington D.C., workers' compensation death benefits provide certain benefits to the surviving spouse and financial dependents. These benefits are designed to replace a percentage of the decedent's weekly wage. They will also cover burial expenses.
The deadlines for filing a workers' compensation death benefits are different than a traditional injury claim. In Maryland, the surviving family has 18 months from the date of death to file their claim. In Washington D.C., the family of the deceased worker has just one year to file.
Work Injuries Take Many Forms
Some workers do not pursue workers' compensation because they are unsure if their injury would make them eligible for a claim. Speaking to our compensation lawyers about your eligibility costs you nothing. We can discuss work injuries causes that include:
- Slip & Fall Accidents
- Falls From Heights
- Falling Objects
- Vehicle Accidents
- Defective Equipment
- Electrocution & Burns
- Repeated Strain
- Hazardous Exposure
Many Employers Fight Claims
Employers have many reasons to try and deny your claim. A workers' comp claim can cause an employer's insurance premiums to rise. Disputing a claim can also discourage other employees from pursuing workers' compensation of their own. Employers are often emboldened to try and achieve a denial when their employee does not have a compensation lawyer representing them.
Our compensation lawyers know which tactics employers use and how to dismantle them. For example, an employer may dispute a claim by saying that their employee's injury occurred outside of the workplace. Our compensation lawyers might then conduct a deposition of a medical expert who could explain exactly how your work requirements caused the extensive harm you are suffering from.
You Can Help Our Comp Lawyers
You don't have to feel helpless following a workplace injury. In fact, there are several actions you can take to help give our comp lawyers tools that help us build winning claims.
Seek Medical Attention
Nothing is more important than your health. Seeing a doctor as soon as possible can help improve your well-being. It is also critically important for creating medical records that prove you sustained a work-related injury.
No matter how clear-cut your claim seems, there is always the possibility of an unfair denial. You should save all documents, letters, bills, and receipts related to your claim. These are all invaluable pieces of evidence.
Your employer and their insurance company will look for any way to minimize your claim. This includes taking statements you make out of context. This is why our comp lawyers recommend you avoid discussing your claim.
Our Lawyers Can Appeal
A Denied Comp Claim
A compensation claim can be denied for a variety of reasons. Injured workers who have their comp claim denied can sometimes feel overwhelmed. They may restart the workers' compensation process or give up on their claim altogether.
You should know that our lawyers can appeal a denied claim. We can also appeal if you believe the Workers' Compensation Commission awarded benefits that are lower than you deserved. An appeal can involve oral arguments, the presentation of documents, and testimony from various individuals. All of this can be handled by our attorneys.
Proving Eligibility Is Difficult Without a Compensation Lawyer
Making mistakes during the workers' compensation process puts your claim at serious risk. Our personal injury attorneys can make sure your injury meets all requirements for a valid claim. Call (301) 251-8776 or send us a message to learn more about how w can help.
Rockville, MD, Trusts Our Comp Lawyers
I highly recommend Greenblatt & Veliev LLC. I am very grateful for the help I received. My case was handled immediately and with great efficiency. I received excellent customer service. Everything was explained to me in great detail. I felt at ease during the whole process. I highly recommend this law firm. It was an absolute pleasure having Greenblatt & Veliev helping me.View on Google
Greenblatt and Veliev are the best lawyers out there. Virginia is so sweet and nice and understanding. She is so down to earth and caring with anyone she works with. She is 100 % honest with all of her clients and makes you feel like you are her only client. If you ever need a Lawyer Virginia at GreenBlatt and Veliev is the woman to go to.View on Google
More Great Reviews For Our Rockville, MD, Comp Lawyers
I was very thankful for all this law firm did for me!! I wish to thank them very much!View on Google
This is the law firm that handles a case that others cannot deal with or are reluctant to take. This law firm reached a great result in the end... Their services are very efficient and effective.View on Google