Oct 29, 2018

Long-Term Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

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Our clients often have questions about what is, and what is not, covered by workers’ compensation in Maryland. Here, we give you a brief outline of what you might be entitled to receive. What Work Injuries Are Covered? People call us and they will often want to know if their injury that occurred at work is going to be covered by workers’ compensation. They're concerned about how it happened. They're concerned about where it happened. [...]

Oct 25, 2018

Maryland Employers Must Carry Workers’ Compensation

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You may already know that an independent contractor cannot file for workers’ compensation in Maryland – but many people do not know whether or not their employer carries this type of insurance at all. We have put together these videos to help you learn more about the laws regarding workers’ compensation insurance. Does My Employer Have to Carry This Insurance? Every employer in Maryland is required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. There's no requirement that [...]

Sep 13, 2018

What Is Workers’ Compensation? Your Common Questions Answered

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When you are injured in the course of your job duties, you can make a claim for workers’ compensation benefits. Over the years, we have found that clients often have questions about the program. We have put together these short videos to answer two questions we often hear about workers’ compensation in Maryland. What Is Workers’ Compensation? People often ask how workers compensation came to be, and it began with the Industrial Revolution in the [...]

Aug 27, 2018

Occupational Lung Disease and Workers Compensation in Maryland

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The quality of your breathing dictates the quality of your life. When you develop a lung disease after occupational exposure to certain types of dust, toxic chemicals, fumes and other particulates, you may be able to recover workers compensation for your injuries. There are several different types of occupational lung diseases, and there are certain industries and occupations where a worker might be more at risk for these diseases than others. The American Lung Association [...]

Aug 24, 2018

Construction Site Injuries and Workers’ Compensation in Maryland

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Working construction in Maryland is a tough job. Construction sites are bursting with activity—workers, electricians, contractors, inspectors, all trying to perform their jobs in a limited amount of space and racing to meet deadlines. It's one of the most dangerous jobs in the United States. Injuries from these types of accidents tend to be more severe than other types of workplace accidents. Workers may suffer long-term or permanent disabilities, leaving them unable to work, pay [...]

Aug 17, 2018

How Investigators Evaluate Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

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Suffering an injury on the job is bad enough with all of its attendant pain and disability. However, when the insurance company works overtime in suspicion of your claim, making it difficult to obtain the benefits to which you are entitled, it can make the situation even worse. In fact, some insurance companies will use investigators and some surprising “private eye” tactics to evaluate your claim and find any evidence that it may be fraudulent. [...]

Aug 10, 2018

When Am I Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

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When you are injured while in the course of your job, or have developed an illness related to your job, you should be covered by workers’ compensation. We have put together this group of videos to help you understand some different situations where you would be covered by workers’ compensation in Maryland. What If It Was My Employer’s Fault? If you get hurt at work because of the negligence of your employer, you have a [...]

Aug 1, 2018

Can I Be Terminated for Filing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Maryland?

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Under criminal law in Maryland, it is a criminal offense to terminate an employee for the simple act of filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, in order for your employer to be found guilty of this charge, you will have to prove they terminated you for the specific reason that you filed the workers’ compensation claim. Through your workers’ compensation attorney your claim should be brought before the state’s attorney or court commissioner at a [...]

Jul 20, 2018

What Happens if I Can Never Return to Work?

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 If you suffered a severe injury at work, where you're no longer able to go back to any kind of employment, you're entitled to permanent total disability, which is where the workers' compensation insurance company has to pay you for the rest of your life. Now because they don't want to do that, they're going to do everything they can to not have to pay you that benefit. And if you're in that situation, [...]

Jul 13, 2018

What Makes You an Employee vs. an Independent Contractor?

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 One of the toughest legal areas in workers’ compensation is the difference between an employee and an independent contractor. Most of the times, this distinction is not complicated. You're an employee. It's very obvious you're an employee. You work for someone. You get a W-2. Or you're an independent contractor. You own your own business. You have your own tools, your own truck. You advertise. You get your own business for yourself. Those are [...]

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