Experienced Delaware Workers’ Compensation Attorneys
Helping injured workers in and around Wilmington, Seaford and New Castle
Most hardworking Americans who are living paycheck-to-paycheck are only one serious injury away from losing everything. When that injury or illness is work-related, however, you may be able to claim workers; compensation benefits, which can help you keep on top of your bills and ensure that your family is secure. But what do you do when your claim is denied, or when the benefits aren’t giving you the help you really need?
The Delaware workers’ compensation lawyers of Silverman, McDonald & Friedman know how you feel, because we’ve been helping injured workers throughout the state for decades. We know you have questions and concerns for your family, and we know that every minute without benefits can feel like a lifetime. If you work here in Delaware, we’re the firm you can trust to protect you and to fight for you, which is why we have offices in Wilmington, Seaford and New Castle – because we want to be close by when you need us.
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 suffer injuries while at work, you must take some immediate steps to insure that your benefits application will be accepted:
- Your employer needs to be notified immediately of your accident or occupational disease. Failure to give timely notice to your employer may mean that you are denied workers’ compensation benefits.
- You must also notify your employer if your work injury or disease keeps you from working, to preserve your right to collect for your lost wages.
- Make sure to 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 credentialed as a licensed doctor, and B) is willing to work with the State’s payment plan.
No matter that kind of occupational illness or work-site injury you have sustained, our team is prepared to help. We’ll explain the laws to you in language that makes sense, and answer all of your questions as quickly as possible.
How we 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 accomplished team of workers’ compensation attorneys can help 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.
In addition to a workers’ compensation settlement, you may also be able to recover from other third parties 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. When you work with Silverman, McDonald & Friedman, you work with a team who knows you and understands your needs. That’s why we make ourselves accessible to our clients day and night – because you never know when an injury will occur or when a problem will arise. Your illness will still be there on weekends – and so will we.
Helping injured workers in Delaware every day
The Delaware workers’ compensation lawyers of Silverman, McDonald & Friedman have significant 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 gladly schedule a convenient time to visit you at home. You can reach us toll-free at 302.314.5553 or by filling out our contact form.