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Teachers and School Support Employees


What should I do if I am injured?

First put your employer on notice that you are injured. Seek medical treatment, but never give a recorded statement to an insurance company it could be used against you in the future. Guidance is essential for public school employees, as your actions will dictate what benefits you may be entitled to. Many employers have put into place specific requirements, which must be followed in order to maximize your benefits. Without understanding the rules and guidelines specific to you place of employment, you may be forfeiting important rights and benefits. Then call an attorney you can trust, who has experience and who will help you with your claim from filing through appeal, if needed. For workers' compensation cases no fee should ever be collected until you are compensated for your injury.

What are common compensable injuries for educators?

Slips, trips, falls, psychological trauma and assaults by students are common injuries covered by workers' compensation benefits. Many educators work with student populations that require special attention.

Do I have a claim?

The best answer to this question is to consult an attorney as soon as possible. There is no fee for a consultation and the law in this area is confusing and nuanced. Do not rely on your employer to inform you of a claim and filing a claim with your employer is not the same as filing with the workers' compensation commission. Do not delay in seeking advice from an attorney, many injuries have a limitation on when you can file a claim with the commission; if you wait you may no longer be able to file a claim.

What are the benefits of filing a claim?

  • Full payment for medical treatment, from the doctor of your choice for life
  • Weekly pay while you are unable to work
  • Compensation for permanent disability, even if minimal, and you can return to your job
  • Vocational rehabilitation benefits if you cannot return to your job
  • Reimbursement for prescriptions and necessary medical equipment
  • Reimbursement for mileage, parking for doctor visits, therapy and tests

Why Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP?

We are a National Education Association (NEA) and Maryland State Education Association (MSEA) approved law firm and we understand the distinct challenges Maryland’s educators face when injured on the job. We are here to guide you through the process of your workplace injury and to make sure your rights and benefits are protected.

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Gaithersburg Office

481 N. Frederick Avenue, Suite 300
Gaithersburg, MD 20877
301-670-7030 / 800-248-3352
Fax: 301-670-9492

Lutherville Office

1301 York Road, Suite 600
Lutherville, MD 21093
410-769-5400 / 800-248-3352
Fax: 410-769-9200

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30 W. Patrick Street, Suite 105
Frederick, MD 21701
301-668-2100 / 800-827-2667
Fax: 301-668-2000