Mistakes That May Negatively Affect a Workers’ Compensation Claim

Workers Compensation Claim Mistakes Maryland

If you have experienced an injury or illness as a result of your activities at work, a workers’ compensation claim is your opportunity to recover needed funds to cover lost wages and medical expenses. However, the claims process for workers’ compensation can be complicated, leading to mistakes on the part of the claimant. These mistakes…

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Can You Collect SSDI for Back Pain?

For some, the infrequent twinge or pain in the back may be just a small annoyance, but for others who experience chronic back pain, they can find it extremely difficult to function normally on a daily basis. Often, these pains compel individuals to stay off their feet for hours at a time and make working…

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Nurses and Workers’ Compensation in Maryland

Nurses and Workers' Compensation in Maryland

Injuries occur on the job in various fields of work. However, healthcare workers, like nurses, face a particularly high risk of sustaining injuries during the course of carrying out their work duties. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), hospitals are among the most dangerous places to work in the United States. For…

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What Are Hidden Disabilities?

What are Hidden Disabilities - Social Security Disability

Individuals with “hidden disabilities” are often misunderstood and overlooked. When it comes to claiming and receiving benefits from the Social Security Administration (SSA), specifically Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), it can be difficult to get approved when compared to claimants who have much clearer and more noticeable physical or mental impairments. About 1 in 10…

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How Long Can I Stay on Workers’ Compensation in Maryland?

If you sustain an injury due to an accident during the course of your employment, workers’ compensation can help you pay your bills and get the treatment you need. As an employee, you are entitled to claim these benefits if you are hurt on the job. The length of time you get to receive workers’…

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Head Injuries On-the-Job Covered by Workers’ Compensation

There are many ways in which head injuries occur in workplace environments. Some of the most common causes for these injuries include getting hit by a falling or flying object, explosions, falls, and other accidents involving heavy machinery or motor vehicles. Regardless of how you may have sustained a head injury on-the-job, if the injury…

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Can You Get Kicked Off of Social Security Disability?

Can You Get Kicked Off of SSD

In the majority of cases, claimants of Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) benefits or Supplemental Security Insurance (SSI) will receive these benefits for many years, even decades. Any disruption of these benefits when they are desperately needed can be devastating, but there may be times when your benefits can be pulled. You decide to go…

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Changing Workers’ Compensation Rules to Protect First Responders

First Responders Workers Compensation MD

A number of states across the nation are modifying or reconsidering their rules to ensure first responders such as firefighters, paramedics, nurses, and others combating the COVID-19 pandemic have unhindered access to workers’ compensation benefits if they contract the virus. The Wall Street Journal recently reported that “about a half-dozen states have changed their rules…

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Workers’ Compensation Claims for Essential Workers

Healthcare workers

The global coronavirus outbreak has caused an unprecedented health and economic crisis throughout American society. Numerous organizations, businesses, and industries are facing challenges and questions they have never faced before. One of the more pressing concerns is the health of “essential” workers: people who are still leaving their home to perform their jobs so that…

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