Severna Park Wages & Medical Expenses Attorney
As an injured worker, you can receive workers’ compensation to pay for your medical treatment, as well as compensation for your lost wages and lost ability to earn wages in the future if your condition will result in a permanent disability. The Severna Park wages & medical expenses attorneys of Frame & Frame are here to explain everything in detail to you today.
Workers injured on the job or who got sick due to their job duties are eligible for medical benefits provided by physicians, physical therapists, and other medical professionals, and these services include the following:
- Nursing services;
- Crutches and other medical apparatus; and
In some cases, these services can last indefinitely if necessary.
Types of Wage Replacement Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation
In order to calculate the amount of wage replacement that you are entitled to, the history of your compensation will be analyzed to come up with your average weekly wages. This is done by averaging out the previous 13 weeks of wages that you earned to get an accurate idea of what you typically made before your injury, according to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The following includes various amounts of financial compensation that an injured worker can receive in Maryland:
- Temporary Partial Disability: Fifty percent of the difference between your average weekly wages and your wage earning capacity, up to $547.
- Temporary Total Disability: Two thirds of your average weekly wages, up to $1,094 per week.
- Permanent Partial Disability: Two thirds of your average weekly wages, up to $365 per week for 75 weeks up to 249 weeks.
- Permanent Total Disability: Two thirds of your average weekly wages, up to $1,094 per week.
- Serious Disability Benefits:Two thirds of your average weekly wages, up to $821 per week.
- Loss of a Body Part, Under 9–627: For awards of under 75 weeks the compensation will be set at just one-third of your average weekly wages (maxed at $182), for awards of 75 to 249 weeks the compensation will be set at two-thirds of your average weekly wages (maxed at $365), and for awards of 250 weeks or more the compensation will be set at two-thirds of your average weekly wages (maxed out at $821). The following is an incomplete list for an example of what a lost body part is “worth” in terms of weeks of benefits paid:
- Little finger: 25 weeks
- Index finger: 40 weeks
- Thumb: 100 weeks
- One toe other than the big toe: 10 weeks
- Total hearing loss of one year: 125 weeks
- Eye: 250 weeks
- Hand: 250 weeks
- Arm: 300 weeks
In addition to wage and medical expenses, you can also receive compensation for your travel to and from your scheduled physician’s appointments. For 2018, you will receive 54 cents per mile, according to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. Employees are also eligible for wages replacement for time spent going to doctor’s appointments, vocational training, and in the event of death, the workers’ family can receive death benefits.
Our Experienced Workers’ Compensation Attorneys Can Help You Today
You are entitled to certain workers’ compensation benefits when you get injured on the job or become sick due to workplace contamination. For more information, we urge you to contact our Severna Park wages and medical expenses attorneys here at Frame & Frame today.