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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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Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP Team Secure Significant Benefits for Local Firefighter

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

Ken Berman and Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP were able to secure benefits from three different insurance carriers for a single injury to a fire fighter who was involved in a devastating collision between a tractor trailer and a fire engine. While the law is clear that a Claimant cannot receive compensation… Read More »

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Key Differences in the Vocational Rehabilitation Process in Maryland and the District of Columbia

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

VOCATIONAL BENEFITS The Workers’ Compensation Statutes in both the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia offer a benefit to injured workers called Vocational Rehabilitation, often called “Voc Rehab” for short. Vocational Rehabilitation arises in a workers’ compensation case when the injured worker’s medical treatment is complete, or near complete, and he/she is… Read More »

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Why should I file a Workers’ Compensation Claim if my Employer’s insurance is already covering my medical bills?

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

There is a BIG difference between filing a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission and filing a claim with your employer’s insurance policy. As Attorney Al Gross discussed in his recent blog post, submitting a “First Report of Injury” or other worksheet to your employer or employer’s insurance is NOT the same thing as… Read More »

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Can Teachers Collect Leave Benefits During Summer Break?

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

The days are now long, morning frost is a thing of the past, and thousands of Maryland’s educators’ are enjoying their summer breaks. What better way to kick off this year’s few months of relaxation (or switching gears for that summer job) than to brush up on your workers’ compensation knowledge? Workers’ Comp Benefits… 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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