Your work is so much more than the income it provides. It’s also a source of purpose, dignity, and identity. Unfortunately, a work-related injury can threaten all of that — and leave you facing an uncertain future. If you’ve been in a workplace accident, it’s essential to be aware that you have legal rights and recourse.
Workers’ compensation benefits can help ease the economic burden you may face after suffering an injury on the job by covering your lost wages and injury-related healthcare costs. Importantly, they can provide you with a sense of mental relief that your mortgage, utility bills, and medical expenses will be paid while you recover. However, many people don’t know what benefits they’re entitled to after an employment-related accident. The Law Office of Sara El-Shall provides compassionate counsel so that you don’t have to navigate the nuanced workers’ compensation system alone — and aggressive advocacy to ensure you secure the benefits you deserve.
Depending on what you do for a living, countless scenarios can give rise to workplace accidents. For instance, scaffold falls are unfortunately very common in the construction industry, and healthcare workers are susceptible to sprains and contusions. Additionally, while corrections officers often suffer physical attacks by inmates, warehouse workers frequently suffer injuries due to heavy lifting.
Although the chances of getting into an accident are much more common in some industries than others, even those employed in office settings face certain risks. Sitting for extended periods of time can cause chronic back issues, and constant typing may lead to carpal tunnel syndrome. Regardless of how small a work injury might seem, it can become worse with time if left untreated.
The Law Office of Sara El-Shall represents clients in connection with workers’ compensation claims stemming from a broad scope of work-related injuries, including:
There are inherent hazards in nearly every workplace. But no matter how many risks you might encounter each day in your occupation, injuries are always unexpected — and they are often life-altering. Not only can being hurt at work cause you to suffer debilitating pain, but you might also be concerned about losing the wages you and your family rely on and incurring substantial medical bills. Workers’ compensation benefits can provide the financial support you need while you focus on your physical recovery and healing your injuries.
Attorney Sara El-Shall understands that every aspect of your life is impacted when you’ve been hurt at work. With deep insight concerning the Maryland workers’ compensation system — and a focused commitment to achieving positive results in every case — Sara is prepared to fight for your future.
An occupational disease is an ailment or condition linked to a particular type of work. These illnesses are distinct from work-related injuries — they do not result from a specific accident. Rather, an occupational disease arises over time due to working under certain employment conditions. In many cases, these conditions can be severe, debilitating, and result in partial or total incapacitation.
Occupational diseases can vary significantly based on the job-related tasks you perform and the employment environment. Common work-related illnesses that may be compensable under Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws include:
Under Maryland’s Labor and Employment law, some types of occupational diseases are considered presumptively compensable. For example, if a firefighter develops lung disease or a police officer is diagnosed with hypertension that results in partial disability, total disability, or fatality, the law presumes the illness arose in the line of duty. In such cases, the burden is on the employer to prove the employment was not the cause of the disease.
Navigating the workers’ compensation system to obtain your rightful monetary recovery can be overwhelming and confusing. But with knowledgeable counsel by your side, you can be confident in knowing your rights are protected. The Law Office of Sara El-Shall is dedicated to helping workers who have developed diseases arising from job-related hazards obtain the maximum benefits they deserve.
No one wants to suffer a workplace injury or illness. However, if you are hurt at work, it’s crucial to have a workers’ compensation attorney to assist you with securing the benefits you need. The Law Office of Sara El-Shall offers relentless representation and communicative counsel to workers who have sustained injuries in workplace accidents throughout the greater Baltimore area, as well as in Anne Arundel, Howard, Harford, Cecil, Montgomery, Frederick, Prince George’s counties, southern Maryland, and the eastern shore. Call (410) 656-2909 to schedule a consultation.