Our firm is dedicated to aggressive representation of injured workers balanced by integrity. We believe that our workers' compensation clients are best served through zealous advocacy tempered by honest communication. Since 1982, Matt Paavola and his associates have built an active workers' compensation practice by observing this philosophy.


Our experienced legal team has developed the knowledge and skills necessary to properly represent you and the many phases of your case, including counseling, negotiations, and litigation. Our attorneys have tried cases at all levels of the Maryland court systems: District Court, Circuit Court, Federal Court, Court of Special Appeals of Maryland and the Court of Appeals of Maryland. The firm's attorneys are active in the Maryland Association for Justice (formerly the Maryland Trial Lawyers Association) and Matt Paavola served on the Legislative Committee to affect changes favoring the injured worker. Workers' Comp Law Firm, LLC takes pride in practicing preventive law. Our motto is "Working for the Injured Worker." We are watchful of the trends in the law, and we will strive to take steps necessary to minimize the need for a lawyer. When legal assistance is required, however, it has always been our goal to provide quality legal services to all of our clients at reasonable and affordable fees.

When Should You Hire Us for Your Workers’ Compensation Case?

  • If you have been hurt or injured in an accident at work or on the job while employed in Maryland.

  • If you have been disabled as a result of a work-related accident or injury while employed in Maryland.

  • If you have contracted an "occupational disease" (the most common forms are respiratory conditions and carpal tunnel syndrome) as a result of your work duties while employed in Maryland.

  • If a loved one has died as the result of a work-related accident, injury, or occupational disease while employed in Maryland.

  • If you need help filing a workers' compensation claim in order to receive benefits in Maryland.

  • If you need legal counsel or defense with a workers' compensation settlement, appeal or mediation in Maryland.

  • If you simply need a compassionate and friendly legal team to advise you on Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission matters.

  • Any uninsured employer who is faced with the claim of an injured worker and needs a defense attorney to defend that claim on an hourly fee basis.