Workers' Compensation

Under the law, people who are hurt at work are entitled to receive workers’ compensation benefits regardless of who is at fault for the injury, but many employers try to minimize or deny workers’ legitimate claims. Navigating the system can be difficult, and the many procedural rules and deadlines can result in denial of benefits. Having the right workers’ compensation attorney on your side can make all the difference.

The attorneys of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake’s workers’ compensation practice are dedicated advocates with more than 30 years of experience in fighting for the rights of people harmed in occupational accidents. They have successfully represented workers suffering from a wide range of occupational illnesses and injuries, including construction and industrial accidents, repetitive movement injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome, and illnesses from exposure to toxic chemicals.

JGL is committed to putting injured people back on the path to independence after the devastation of a workplace injury. The workers’ compensation attorneys of JGL regularly help their clients obtain settlements or judgments that may include a lump-sum payout, coverage for current and future medical bills, compensation for lost earning potential, and vocational retraining that enables them to find new work. JGL also has extensive experience in representing children and families who have lost loved ones in workplace injuries. In each case, JGL’s representation is guided by genuine concern for our clients’ long-term wellbeing.

JGL’s attorneys are highly regarded as some of Maryland’s most knowledgeable workers’ compensation advocates. They regularly are asked to provide educational programs to unions, bar associations, and other workers’ compensation lawyers about new developments in the law.

JGL’s workers’ compensation practice is headed by preeminent lawyer Debra Fajer-Smith, the only female plaintiff’s attorney in Maryland named to the American Bar Association College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers. Widely regarded as one of Maryland’s top workers’ compensation advocates, Fajer-Smith has served on the Senate-House Oversight Committee on Workers’ Compensation and Insurance for many years. Her experience and reputation allow JGL to obtain favorable settlements for many clients often without going to a hearing before the workers’ compensation commission.

Don’t face the challenges of life alone after a serious work-related injury. The skillful workers’ compensation lawyers of Joseph, Greenwald & Laake are prepared to help you navigate the workers’ compensation system and get the care and compensation you are entitled to under the law.

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