There are various lenghts of time that a claim can be made, but typically you are not bound by these periods of time. However, there are periods that are statutorily firm that will cause your claim to be barred if the timing is not met correctly. The firm periods of time can be as short as 30 days and as long as 2 years depending on the facts of your workers’ compensation claim. To make sure you claim does not get time barred it is important to call a Maryland workers’ compensation attorney as soon as your medical condition allows. Can I Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits While on an FMLA Leave of Absence?
While on leave under the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), workers’ compensation benefits can only be paid if the FMLA time is unpaid without using PTO, vacation, or sick pay at the same time. This is a confusing aspect of using workers’ compensation with FMLA, so consult a workers’ compensation lawyer to clarify the best way to handle your situation.