In short, Maryland Workers’ Compensation Lawyers fight to get you compensation.  Although this has yet to be proven, it is certainly speculated that you will receive higher workers’ comp benefits with an attorney than you would without.  But “workers’ comp lawyers fight to get you more” is a little unspecific.

Plaintiffs’ comp lawyers work with the client to address any problems that may arise.  (Problems often arise, workers’ comp insurers’ goal is to not pay too much on claims.)  The plaintiff counsel will respond to issues that are filed.  The lawyer will handle all paperwork that he can.  The lawyer will prepare the client for the workers comp hearing.

Your lawyer will compile medicals, and make sure everyone understands what those medicals mean.  The more clear everyone is, the more compensation you may be entitled to.  Your lawyer is also going to make sure you receive adequate compensation.


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Below is a checklist for workers’ comp cases from a Maryland Workers’ Comp Attorney.  It highlights in even more detail exactly what your lawyer will do for you.  There is a separate checklist for workers comp appeals.

 

Worker’s Comp. Case Check List

 

Client Name:           __________________________________________________

D/A:                        __________________________________________________

Nature of Injury:     __________________________________________________

Insurer:                    __________________________________________________

WCC Claim No.:    __________________________________________________

Insurer Claim No.:  __________________________________________________

 

 

____          Master Information Sheet Received                           Date: _______________

 

____          Legal Services Agreement Received                            Date: _______________

 

____          HIPPA Forms Received                                            Date: _______________

 

____          Claim Form Filed Electronically                                 Date: _______________

 

____          Claim Form Sent to Client                                          Date: _______________

 

____          Claim Form Received                                                 Date: _______________

 

____          Claim Filed with Commission                                    Date: _______________

 

____          Entry of Appearance Filed with Commission            Date: _______________

 

____          Issues filed by Insurer: __________________          Date: _______________

 

____          Insurer IME re: Causation:_______________           Date: _______________

 

____          Hearing scheduled for Causation: _________            Date: _______________

 

____          Plan and Prepare for Causation Hearing                     Date: _______________

___ Trial Sheet

___ Exhibit List w/ Table of Contents

___ Complete Consent to Pay Attorney and Dr. fee

___ Prepare Client for testimony

 

____          Treatment Complete                                                  Date: _______________

 

____          Sent request for Medicals to: ______________         Date: _______________

 

____          Sent request for Medicals to: ______________         Date: _______________

 

____          Sent request for Medicals to: ______________         Date: _______________

 

____          Medicals Received from: __________________       Date: _______________

 

____          Medicals Received from: __________________       Date: _______________

 

____          Medicals Received from: __________________       Date: _______________

 

____          Request Rating Appt: __________________            Date: _______________

 

____          Send Meds. to Ratings Doctor: ________________ Date: _______________

 

____          IME Scheduled by Insurer on:_________________  Date: _______________

 

____          Filed Issues with Commission                                    Date: _______________

 

____          Hearing Date From the Commission                          Date: _______________

 

____          Plan and Prepare for Hearing                                      Date: _______________

___ Trial Sheet

___ Exhibit List w/ Table of Contents

___ Complete Consent to Pay Attorney and Dr. fee

___ Prepare Client for testimony

 

____          Attend Hearing                                                           Date: _______________

 

____          Order Received from Commission                              Date: _______________

 

____          Note Appeal of decision                                             Date: _______________

 

____          Check(s) received from Insurer                                   Date: _______________

 

____          Close Case letter with Checks to client                      Date: _______________

 

____          Settlement Disclosure to client                                   Date: _______________

 

____          Calendar 5 year Notice to Client                                Date: _______________

 

____          Close Case File and Close case Check List                 Date: _______________

 

 

 

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