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Ken Berman Expands Law as to PTSD for Fire Fighters

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

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a huge issue among first responders and can quickly develop into a serious and life threatening condition. Studies show that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can lead to dangerous and suicidal thoughts among those who suffer from it. A study published by the Journal of Affective Disorders in 2015 found… 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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Advice for the Apprehensive Injured Worker

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

By Charles Schultz, Esq. A few times a week I get a call from an injured worker who is considering filing a workers’ compensation claim with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission but is concerned about the repercussions that may take place after filing their claim. While it is understandable, and in certain circumstances a… Read More »

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Choosing the Right Attorney Matters…See Why

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

When your health, career and you and your family’s financial well-being are on the line, it is crucial that you pick the right attorney. Not one who is a “Johnny come lately” or falsely promises you better results. Rather, what are needed are an attorney and a firm who has a proven track record,… Read More »

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First Firefighter Case on Hearing Loss Results in Victory

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

Recently we had an opportunity to have a hearing on one of twelve of the many hearing loss and tinnitus claims that we have filed before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Commission ruled in favor of the fire fighters in each of the cases. The Commission relied upon the hearing test as well… Read More »

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Matt Darby Wins Big For Fire Fighters and Government Employees

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

Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. Eight years ago, almost to the day, I attended hearings at the Maryland Legislature related to some newly proposed laws that would help people claiming Workers’ Compensation benefits. My firm for more than two decades has worked with Unions throughout Maryland to help people that have been injured on the… Read More »

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