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Lutherville, Maryland Workers’ Compensation and Personal Injury Attorneys

Suffering an injury can have long-lasting impacts that linger for years after the initial harm. In some cases, victims have the right to recover benefits or compensation following an accident or exposure that led to their injuries. Workplace injuries can result in benefits through workers’ compensation. Personal injury lawsuits can lead to damages collected from a negligent individual through a lawsuit.

At Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP, we understand how important it is for injured people to have access to the help they need in order to recover for their injuries. We have more than 30 years of experience representing wrongfully injured clients or those who sustained injuries at their jobs. For more information about how our dedicated lawyers can protect you and fight to get you the help you need, call us today at 410-769-5400.

Workers’ Compensation Claims in Lutherville, Maryland

Workers’ compensation is designed to streamline work-related injury claims to help employees following a work-related accident or exposure. In Maryland, injuries occurring in the course of a person’s employment should qualify for coverage. Although this system is intended to make it easier and faster to get the help you need, many people find that dealing with workers’ compensation insurers is more challenging than anticipated. Having an attorney can help you recover the benefits to which you are entitled.

“No-Fault” Claims in Lutherville, Maryland

Workers’ compensation differs from personal injury lawsuits in that you do not have to prove that your injury was the result of another person’s negligence. A worker who suffers an injury in a workplace accident can recover even if he or she did something careless that led to that injury. Although there are certain exceptions, such as when an employee was drunk at the time of the accident or engaged in a crime, in most cases, there is no need to indicate the existence of fault or liability. Because of this, more people can recover workers’ compensation benefits than would be able to collect damages in a negligence claim.

Benefits in Lutherville, Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claims

Workers’ compensation benefits cover medical expenses, lost income, and in some cases, vocational training for employees who suffer injuries on the job. The benefits do not include coverage for a person’s pain and suffering. For this reason, workers’ compensation benefits are not usually as high as personal injury victims can collect on a successful negligence claim. However, many people can collect workers’ compensation who would not recover based on a negligence lawsuit. This tradeoff protects employers from costly litigation while ensuring that most work-related injuries will be covered by workers’ compensation insurance.

There are some cases where an injured worker may also have a personal injury claim against a third party. Such would be the case if a worker suffered injuries in a car crash while in the course of their employment. If a negligent driver caused the crash, then that worker might have the ability to collect workers’ compensation from their employer while also recovering damages in a personal injury lawsuit. To understand more about how such a scenario would play out, contact a Lutherville, Maryland workers’ compensation attorney.

Personal Injury Claims in Lutherville, Maryland

Personal injury claims in Lutherville, Maryland, are often, although not always, related to traffic accidents. At Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP, we frequently handle a wide variety of crash-related claims. Sadly, car accidents are extremely common. In many cases, even responsible drivers end up suffering harm because of another motorist’s dangerous and negligent conduct. The law provides that people injured in such situations can collect damages from the negligent driver.

Proving Negligence in Lutherville, Maryland

Filing a successful personal injury lawsuit in Lutherville, Maryland, will require proving that the other driver or drivers were entirely at fault for the plaintiff’s injuries. A person is considered negligent if he or she behaves in a way that a reasonably prudent person would not under the same set of circumstances, and in doing so, breaches a duty to another person who suffers injuries as a result. Maryland follows the rule of contributory negligence, which means that if the victim is also liable for the accident or injuries, he or she is prevented from recovering even though another party is more at fault. In many cases, car accidents are a complicated business, and proving liability is a challenge. However, many crash victims in Lutherville, Maryland, are able to recover in personal injury claims with the help of a skilled and knowledgeable personal injury lawyer. Contact an attorney to discuss your claim.

Collecting Damages in Lutherville, Maryland Personal Injury Lawsuits

A successful personal injury claim in Lutherville, Maryland, will recover economic damages as well as non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that can be calculated as losses stemming from the accident. Included in economic damages are costs such as medical bills, rehabilitative care, property damage, and lost income. Non-economic damages cover a person’s pain and suffering resulting from the incident. While it is more difficult to calculate non-economic damages, these often result in greater amounts than the economic damages.

Call Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP for Help With Workers’ Compensation or Personal Injury Claims in Lutherville

At Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP, our attorneys proudly represent injury victims across the state of Maryland. Our Lutherville, Maryland, lawyers understand how important your claim is to you and your family and to your recovery from the injuries that you sustained. Call us today at 410-769-5400 to speak with an experienced Lutherville, Maryland personal injury or workers’ compensation attorney.

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Our Appellate Victories– Changing the Law for You
Montgomery County v. Pirrone

The presumption for heart, lung and hypertension being job related applies to Public Safety workers even after retirement or while off duty.

Downer v. Baltimore County

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are public safety employees and are entitled to the same enhanced compensation benefits of other public safety employees.

Fikar v. Montgomery County, Maryland

Injured workers who are receiving service-connected disability retirement can also receive vocational rehabilitation services.

City of Frederick v. Shankle

Employer medical experts who give opinions that the presumption for public safety occupational diseases is not scientifically sound will not be allowed to testify.

Montgomery County v. Deibler

Public Safety workers who are being paid full salary while on light duty can still receive compensation for lost wages they had been earning through overtime prior to their injury.

Montgomery County v. Cochran and Bowen

Clarifying that the occupational deafness statute calculates the age deduction for hearing loss for fire fighters and other injured workers from the last date of injurious exposure, not the date of their audiogram.

Collins v. Montgomery County

Widows and dependents of deceased injured workers are not barred from pursuing benefits if the deceased injured worker had settled their claim before they died.

Roberts v. Montgomery County

It is a work related injury even if injured off the premises, while doing physical training or traveling between assignments in a personal vehicle, if the injured worker was “on the clock” at the time of the injury.

Anderson v. Board of Educ. of Montgomery County

The Commission can award an injured worker greater benefits by combining disability to two specific body parts injured at the same time to an award of disability to the body as a whole.

Bridgett v. Montgomery County

Workers can be entitled to compensation for a medical condition even if no specific study exists relating the condition to that occupation if it can be shown that the duties of the job can lead to the medical condition.

Montgomery County v. Rios

The ability to reopen a workers’ compensation claim when an injured worker’s injury or disease worsens over time was afforded greater flexibility.

Stine v. Montgomery County

The necessity of alternative methods used to calculate an injured worker’s Average Weekly Wage where the standard method would cause an unfair result, was affirmed.

Baltimore County v. Quinlan

Physical injuries that gradually develop over a long period time, rather than from a specific event, are considered to be covered as a work related occupational disease where the job is determined to be the cause of the injury.

DeMott v. CSX Transportation, Inc.

There is a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the Plaintiff was disciplined based upon protected activity under the Federal Rail Safety Act Whistleblower law.

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Pitts

Upholding a significant jury verdict in a repetitive trauma disorder claim on behalf of a railroad employee.

Baltimore County, Maryland v. Thiergartner

Baltimore County was not entitled to a complete offset of Workers’ Compensation benefits based upon the Claimant's receipt of a deferred retirement option payment.

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Ken Berman Founding Partner kberman@bsgfdlaw.com
Areas of Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
Education
  • University of Rochester, BA (cum laude)
  • George Washington University, JD
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Ken has many varied interests outside of the law. In addition to travel and hiking, he is an avid reader, boxes and takes yoga for exercise and release, and studies ancient texts for insightful meanings. He has a wife of 30 years who runs her own business, and two sons, one a COO and entrepreneur and the other music engineering whiz who founded a music artist promotion company.Ken brings his “better way” focus to his life, his work and his family. Family dinners are legendary, lively – often raucous – affairs where new, inventive and better ideas are raised, discussed and debated. Learn More
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