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Death Benefits for the Dependents of Public Safety Members Where the Occupational Disease was the Cause of Death in Labor & Employment §9-503 Cases

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

I. Determining Dependency a. Who may be dependent and when the determination is made. In general, a dependency determination is established through proof of financial support to the individual seeking the determination. The determination is made both on the date of disablement and the date of death2. If an individual is not dependent on… Read More »

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Advice for the Apprehensive Injured Worker

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

A few times a week I get a call from an injured worker who is considering filing a workers’ compensation claim but is concerned about the repercussions that may take place after filing. While it is understandable, and in certain circumstances a very real concern that an employer may retaliate against an injured worker… Read More »

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Injuries while in uniform: Am I covered if I am injured in my own personal vehicle?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

It is a fact of life that police officers, on occasion, find themselves in their own personal vehicles but in uniform. Whether it is on the way in to the barracks, on the way home after a shift or for a multitude of other reasons, accidents and injuries do occur under these circumstances. The… Read More »

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Why Should I File A Claim With The Workers’ Compensation Commission If My Employer’s Insurance Is Already Paying For My Doctor?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Attention Injured Workers! There is a huge difference between filing a workers’ compensation claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission and your employer’s insurance company. Many injured workers do not realize this and may miss out on all the other benefits entitled to them under the law if they had only filed their claim with… Read More »

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Hard Fought Court Victory for Widow of Deceased Fire Fighter

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Attorney Ken Berman has secured death benefits for the widow of a deceased fire fighter in a three (3) day jury trial. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission had found that the Claimant, a fire fighter who was not diagnosed with multiple myeloma until 23 years after last running a call, did not sustain a… Read More »

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Police Officers and Duty Belts – How Back Injuries Can Be Prevented

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Think of all the dangers police officers face. They are punched, shot at, struck by cars during traffic stops, injured while restraining combative suspects, and in collisions while in a vehicle pursuit. These are just a few of the perils they encounter. Often though, the injuries which occur while police officers are in the… Read More »

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I injured myself at work – why did my employer’s insurance deny my claim?

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Simply getting injured at work doesn’t guarantee you any benefits or rights under the law, unless you file an accepted claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Many injured workers only file paperwork with their employer or employer’s insurance company without ever realizing that this is NOT the same thing as a workers’ compensation claim…. Read More »

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Sick Leave Bank or Temporary Total Disability? An Introduction to How Leave Benefit Options Will Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Case

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Many of my teacher clients often ask, and understandably so, how will I be paid while I am out of work and recovering from my injury? Because many boards of education in Maryland offer benefits other than what the Workers’ Compensation Act allows – the answer is – “it depends”. Oftentimes, the type of benefit… Read More »

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I was told I have lifetime medical coverage, under workers’ compensation, but they are denying my claim!

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

The Law. Many injured workers remember that towards the end of their case, when they settled, received a lump sum award, or weekly payments for a set period of time for their workers’ compensation claim, they were told that there right to medical treatment was left open for the duration of their life. However,… Read More »

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Injuries from Prescription Related Side Effects for Firefighters

By Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP |

Over the years, I have represented thousands of you for claims arising out of work related, as well as non-work related, injuries and/or diseases. Unfortunately, not only have you had to worry about the injuries and the diseases themselves, other concerns have arisen besides the dangers of your profession. Recently, many of the treatments… Read More »

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