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Workers’ Compensation Lawyers Bangor
In Maine, all reasonable and proper medical treatment required because of a workplace injury or illness is covered by workers’ compensation. This includes the cost of visiting a doctor, time spent in the hospital, prescriptions, and other costs such as mileage traveling to appointments. Here at McCue Law Office, our workers’ compensation lawyers have been providing our clients with expert legal services for more than 35 years. If you are in need of legal support, get in touch with our Bangor law firm today.
Types of Workers’ Compensation Benefits
Temporary Total or Temporary Partial Disability Benefits
Both of these types of benefits are provided to people who are unable to work for a period of time, but are able to eventually return to their full duties. Temporary total means that during the time of your disability, you cannot work at all — for example, a worker with pneumonia who is hospitalized. Temporary partial means that you are able to work part time while you heal, like having a broken arm, but are unable to perform all of your duties.
Permanent Partial or Permanent Total Disability Benefits
Benefits provided to a worker who has sustained a permanent injury that prevents you from doing the type of work you had done before, such as the loss or paralysis of arms or legs. In Maine, you can continue receiving benefits for as long as you are totally disabled, but if you are partially disabled, the benefits do eventually end.
Fees for doctor visits, hospital bills, nursing care, medication, physical therapy, and other medical services you may have needed because of the occupational injury or illness.
Workers’ compensation exists to cover wages lost when you are unable to work because of a work-related injury. Filing for workers’ compensation can help you get the financial support you need to cover expenses while injured or sick. Contact McCue Law Office in Bangor to learn more about these and other workers’ comp benefits.
In some cases, vocational rehabilitation is available to those who cannot return to the type of work they were doing before the injury or illness.
In the tragic occurrence of a work-related death, workers’ compensation pays survivor benefits to eligible dependents. While you are grieving, you shouldn’t need to stress over lost income. Let one of our workers’ compensation attorneys handle your claim while you heal and support your loved ones.
In the state of Maine, the statute of limitations on workers’ compensation claims is either two or six years. After the two or six years are up, you are no longer able to file a petition against the person or company that caused your injury.
However, in most cases, your workers’ compensation lawyer will be able to help you come to an agreement with your insurance company in order to procure a fair settlement for your injury. In order to understand all of your options after you have been injured at work, contact McCue Law Office in Bangor. We are committed to helping our clients in any way we can, so you can rest assured that your case will be in good hands from beginning to end.
Most of our cases are settled outside of court, and we represent injured workers on a contingent-fee basis. Unless we recover compensation for you, you are not charged a fee for our services. For more than 35 years, we have been providing our clients with the most competent legal services that they can rely on, especially when it comes to workers’ compensation cases. Contact us today to learn more.
We represent injured workers on a contingency fee basis, which means that unless we recover compensation for you, you don’t have to pay us for our services. Our fee is based on a percentage of what we recover for you. It is really that simple. While most cases are ultimately settled without a hearing, McCue Law Office in Bangor has the experience and knowledge of trying cases before the Workers’ Compensation Board. Bringing fair compensation to our clients is our top priority. With a great command of the defense bar, knowledge of the insurance industry, and close contacts with doctors and other experts, McCue Law Office workers’ compensation attorneys are always ready for a hearing if necessary.
Reliable Legal Representation for Maine Workers
McCue Law Office in Bangor serves clients in many areas of Maine, including Penobscot, Piscataquis, Aroostook, Hancock, Washington, Knox, and Kennebec counties. We offer a free analysis of your case, so there is never any risk to you. Workers’ compensation is a confusing process, and can be a great hassle after you have been injured at work.
While most Mainers are covered by a workers’ compensation agreement they have with their employer, a separate claim can be brought against the company that causedthe injuries in some cases. Our workers’ compensation attorneys offer free initial consultations and reliable legal representation to all of our clients, so contact our Bagor law firm today.