Experienced Delaware Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Protecting the rights of injured workers in and around Wilmington, Seaford and New Castle
If you are a hardworking American who is living from paycheck-to-paycheck, you know that you may only one serious injury away from a financial disaster. When that injury or illness occurs at work, however, you may be able to claim workers’ compensation benefits. Workers’ compensation is a state program which helps you keep on top of your bills, pay your medical expenses and ensure that your family is secure while you recover from your injury or illness.
The Delaware workers’ compensation lawyers of Silverman, McDonald & Friedman understand how anxious you might feel, because we have been helping injured workers in Seaford, New Castle and Wilmington and throughout the state for decades. We know you have questions and concerns and we are here to help. If you work here in Delaware, we are the firm you can trust to protect you and to fight for you.
Know the laws regarding workers’ comp in Delaware
All Delaware employers with at least one employee are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to cover those employees in the event of a work-related accident or disease. If you get injured while at work, you must take a few immediate steps to insure that your benefits application will be accepted:
- You must notify your employer immediately of your accident or occupational disease. Failure to give timely notice to your employer (within 10 days) may mean that your workers’ compensation benefits claim will be denied.
- You must also notify your employer if your work injury or disease keeps you from working, in order to preserve your right to collect for your lost wages.
- You must see a doctor as soon as you can after the accident, and as regularly as needed. Delaware has a new law that allows out-of-state residents to see a doctor in their own home state, as long as that doctor A) is a licensed doctor, and B) is willing to work with the State’s payment plan.
Regardless of the kind of occupational illness or work-related injury you have sustained, our team is prepared to help. We will explain the laws to you in language that makes sense, and answer all of your questions as quickly as possible.
How a Delaware workers’ compensation attorney can help
Although you are entitled to compensation for work-related injuries, the company’s insurer may attempt to pay you less than you are entitled to or not pay you benefits at all. At Silverman, McDonald & Friedman, our experienced team of workers’ compensation attorneys can help make sure that you receive the full amount of benefits to which you are entitled, including payment for your medical expenses, lost income, and any permanent impairment you suffer because of the work-related injury. If you are about to lose your benefits or your workplace injury has left you with a permanent disability, we can help get the answers and the solutions you need to get on with your life.
In addition to a workers’ compensation settlement, you may also be able to recover from other third parties who may be responsible for your injury. Our Delaware workers’ compensation lawyers can guide you through that process to help you obtain additional damages if they apply in your case. We accept workers’ compensation cases on a contingency fee basis, so you do not pay any fees unless we are successful at obtaining benefits on your behalf. When you work with Silverman, McDonald & Friedman, you work with a team who knows you and understands your needs.
Workers’ compensation attorneys fighting for the rights of injured workers in Delaware
The Delaware workers’ compensation lawyers of Silverman, McDonald & Friedman have experience helping our clients obtain the maximum amount of benefits available to them under the law. If you have suffered an injury or disease that makes it difficult for you to travel to our office, we will come to your home. You can reach us toll-free at 302.314.5553 or by filling out our contact form to make an appointment at one of our offices in New Castle, Seaford or Wilmington.