What Types of Injuries Should I Report to OSHA?

When to report an injury to OSHA

When the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) was created as a result of the Occupational Safety and Health Act, there was one goal in mind: to set and enforce standards for safe and healthy working conditions in all workplaces, for all workers. Since its creation, OSHA has imposed mandatory standards for employers to help…

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Factors That Can Discredit an Employee’s Workers’ Compensation Claim

Factors That Can Discredit an Employee’s Workers’ Compensation Claim

Employers and workers’ compensation insurance agencies will jump through hoops to avoid paying injured workers what they are owed. While this is an unfortunate fact, it is better for employees to keep this at the forefront of their minds throughout the entire process of filing their workers’ compensation claims. Understanding where employers and insurance companies…

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Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act

Social Security Restoration Act

Many people have criticized the Social Security program for its archaic legislation and its failure to provide a substantial living for the elderly and disabled citizens of America. This year, Congress has decided to make the necessary reforms to the program by introducing the Supplemental Security Income Restoration Act. The reforms introduced in this act…

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What Does Maryland Consider a Work-Related Injury?

workplace injury maryland

Suffering an injury on the job is not always cut-and-dried when it comes to having that injury covered by workers’ compensation insurance. Yes, all employers are required to have workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. However, not every company follows the law, and not every injury is considered a work-related injury under workers’ compensation law…

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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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