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Who Is and Isn’t Covered by Worker’s Compensation Benefits?

Injured WorkerSuffering an accident on the job can not only be a scary experience, but also a stressful one. After you’ve spent time seeking medical help and receiving treatment, you then have to deal with paying for your medical bills. These, along with other bills, add up, especially if you can’t return to work right away. For their business and employees’ protection, many employers have workers compensation insurance in place. However, not every worker who experiences an on-the-job accident is covered.

To be eligible for workers’ compensation in Baltimore, MD, your injury or illness must have resulted from an accident and occurred during or in the course of employment. If you meet these criteria, you can then file a claim.


Covered Injuries and Illnesses

There are many occupational injuries and diseases that are covered by workers’ compensation. For instance, if you sprain your ankle due to a slip and fall while completing a work task, it is compensable. Illnesses that are covered included those that are caused by workplace conditions, such as exposure to a toxic chemical or substance.

If you need help with proving your ailment was caused by an on-the-job accident or ongoing condition, consult a knowledgeable attorney from Mallon LLC. We’ll review your case and determine if you’re due compensation.