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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Can I See My Own Doctor if I Get Hurt at Work?

Can I See My Own Doctor if I Get Hurt at Work

Whether you work in an office environment, a restaurant, or a construction area, all workplaces have one thing in common: the possibility of being injured on the job. Even in so-called safe workplaces like the office, a desk worker can develop a back injury by sitting in the same position for extended periods of time.…

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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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Excessive Summer Heat Is Risky. Make Sure You’re Prepared

Heat Exhaustion Injuries

Summer is supposed to be hot – but what has been happening for the last few years, however, is excessive. The week before the 2021 July 4th weekend was one of the hottest on record, with heat indexes reaching 105 degrees. This excessive summer heat could continue throughout the season, which poses serious health risks…

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Workers’ Compensation and Traumatic Brain Injuries

Workers Compensation and Traumatic Brain Injuries

A brain injury can have a profound effect on the life of a patient, as well as the lives of their loved ones. Serious brain injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, can change the trajectory of a person’s life forever. When someone suffers a brain injury on the job, they expect workers’ compensation to help them…

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Does Maryland Workers’ Compensation Cover Skin Conditions?

Workers compensation skin conditions

Workers’ compensation covers a wide variety of injuries that happen on the job. You might wonder if things like skin conditions and dermatological injuries are included in those benefits. The answer is typically yes – as long as you can prove the condition was caused or exacerbated by your job. An experienced workers’ compensation attorney…

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Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation

Pre-Existing Conditions and Workers’ Compensation

When injured in an accident on the job, workers’ compensation is meant to cover your medical expenses, as well as a portion of your lost wages, while you take time off to recover. If you have a pre-existing condition or previous injury, however, you may be concerned about its effect on your workers’ comp claim.…

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