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The Importance of Documenting All of Your Injuries

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

All too often when workers are injured the focus is on the most severe parts of the body hurt. Frequently the minor pains and bruises from other parts of the body are ignored. However, in a workers’ compensation claim it is very important to report every hurt, bruised, or swollen body part no matter… Read More »

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File a Maryland Worker’s Compensation Claim – Reporting Your Injury is Not Enough!

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

By Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. You were injured on the job. You reported your injury to your supervisor and your boss filled out a form that you signed. The insurance company gave you a claim number and paid your medical bills. You had no contact with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. You thought all… Read More »

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The Importance Of Underinsured And Uninsured Motorist Coverage

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

Part of every railroaders daily existence is the process of deadheading from one work location to another. It is important to remember that under the Federal Employers Liability Act, the railroad is required to provide you with a reasonably safe place in which to work. This duty extends to the premises of third parties,… Read More »

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Amtrak Injury Report

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

The Amtrak injury report is called a NRPC 260. It is important that the form be completed accurately and completely. Any information regarding the cause of the injury should be included. The important sections of the NRPC 260 are: Describe fully how the accident occurred: In this section, it is important to provide a… Read More »

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OSHA Orders $25,000 In Puntive Damages For Illegal Suspension

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

On July 25, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a news release indicating that it had ordered Union Pacific Railroad Company to pay a Railroader $25,000.00 in punitive damages for imposing a 10 day suspension for reporting an on-the-job injury. The Railroader suffered a serious injury that included the loss of… Read More »

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OSHA Decision Determines That A Firing In Retaliation For Filing A Whistleblower Claim Is A Serious Violation Of The FRSA

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

On March 26, 2012, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) issued a decision in a Whistleblower case that requires CSX Transportation to pay punitive damages for dismissing a Railroader for filing a claim under the FRSA that alleged that he had been disciplined for raising various safety issues. The case involved a dispatcher… Read More »

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