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Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ compensation law has changed drastically over the course of the last couple of decades. In 1992, major changes greatly reduced an injured worker’s weekly benefit amount, the duration of benefits, and the compensation of workers’ attorneys. State budget cuts have further reduced the number of employees employed by the State Workers’ Compensation division. This has slowed down the process, something that clearly benefits an insurance company denying benefits and is a great detriment to an injured worker who is not getting a weekly pay or workers’ compensation check.

Maine law has a very specific injury notice requirement and a short statute of limitations as compared to the general civil action statute of limitations. An injured worker is generally entitled to a percentage of his/her weekly pay, the payment of reasonable and necessary medical expenses as well as prescription and mileage expenses. Many issues often arise in workers’ compensation claims, including issues of suitable work, reasonable accommodations by the employer and job search issues.

It is important to have an attorney who understands this complicated area of the law, an area in which fewer and fewer attorneys are specializing in. Bill Tymoczko has almost 30 years’ experience in this area. He has helped hundreds of employees receive or maintain the benefits they strongly deserve. Remember, the insurance carrier will have an experienced adjuster who is very familiar with the system and how it works. If you are injured at work, you need a strong advocate to protect your rights.

The first conference on any workers’ compensation matter is free and there is no fee unless we recover benefits for you.