Maryland Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Police
Maryland police officers are entitled to special privileges that are not afforded to the general public. Here are a few of the perks:
1. Higher Compensation Rate
Police officers are entitled to a higher compensation rate than other injured workers in many claims, allowing officers to receive approximately double the amount someone else would receive for the exact same injury.
2. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
If you are a police officer and have been diagnosed with hypertension, you are entitled to workers' compensation benefits. The process of filing a hypertension claim is very straightforward and simple if you have proper representation. Once your claim is accepted, you won't have to pay for your medications ever again (not even any co-pays!). Additionally, you are entitled to financial compensation once the claim is accepted.
3. Heart Disease
Similar to hypertension claims, police officers are eligible for workers' compensation benefits for heart disease too. This includes coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmia, sudden heart failure, and other heart conditions.
Time Limits for Filing Claims Involving Hypertension or Heart Disease
If you are diagnosed with hypertension or heart disease after you retire, you may still be entitled to workers' compensation benefits (even if you retired 20 years ago). You may also be eligible if you had hypertension or a heart condition prior to joining the police department. Simply put, if you are a police officer and have ever been diagnosed with hypertension or heart disease, contact us!
Certain sheriff departments are entitled to some or all of these benefits as well. Please contact our office for more information.
Contact Our Workers' Compensation Lawyers
The workers' compensation lawyers of the Law Office of Mitchel M. Gordon are aggressive, fast and readily available. Founded by former Baltimore City police officer Mitch Gordon, we care about every client we represent. Find out more about us or contact us today for a free consultation.