A. The issue of fault is always important. If the collision was not your fault, you should be compensated. In both Maryland and Virginia, laws in these matters focus on fault, and provide that if a party was partially responsible... Continue Reading »
Q. If I’m initially treated by a company doctor, do I have the right to see my own doctor at some point?
A. Again, usually not. If the company doctor refers you to your doctor, then it will be accepted and you will continue to get benefits. You may, of course, at any time, get a second opinion, which you would have... Continue Reading »
Q. Who pays workers’ compensation benefits?
A. Employers are required to purchase insurance for their employees from a workers’ compensation insurance company. In some instances larger employers who are clearly solvent are allowed to self-insure or act as their own insurance company. Some smaller companies (fewer... Continue Reading »
Q. Do I need a lawyer?
A. For cases involving anything more than a minor injury, YES! Insurance companies are not your friends, and they will not “take care” of you. Often, claims adjusters are lawyers, so you are unevenly matched right from the start. A... Continue Reading »
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