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Three Problems Caused by Maryland’s Medical Fee Guide for Workers’ Compensation Claims

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

By Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. The Workers’ Compensation Commission regulates the amount a Maryland medical provider can charge for treating work related injuries. The permitted amounts are found in a document entitled, “Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees”. The medical provider may not charge the injured worker an amount in excess of the amount… Read More »

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Gap In Medical Treatment And Effects On Social Security Disability Benefits

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

Medical records are the focus of every social security disability case. The Social Security Administration (SSA) will thoroughly comb through your medical records to assess the extent of your treatment in order to determine the severity of your disability. In many instances in a social security disability case, a claimant will stop treating with… Read More »

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3 Suggestions To Increase Your Chances Of Winning A Claim For Social Security Disability Benefits

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

The Social Security Administration (SSA) denies a whopping 72% of the initial disability benefit applications and denies about 90% of reconsiderations (the first level of appeal). (Annual Statistical Report, 2011). Though these numbers might make you think poorly of SSA, in most of these cases the evidence in SSA’s record just does not support… Read More »

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Court Confirms That Denial Of Treatment Is Discrimination Under The FRSA

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

On October 11, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in the case of Delgado v. Union Pacific Railroad Company, 2012 WL 4854588 (N.D.Ill.), confirmed that the denial of medical treatment to an injured railroader is discrimination, and therefore subject to a private cause of action, under the FRSA. Section… Read More »

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3 Reasons Your Claim Was Denied

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

1. You Are Still Working The most basic eligibility requirement to receive Social Security Disability Benefits is an inability to engage in substantial gainful activity that has lasted or is expected to last for 12 months. In other words you cannot be working. When the disability examiners evaluate your claim, they will look at… Read More »

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