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Workers’ Compensation Claims Process – How long does it take to get a hearing and what is a “consideration date?

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

One of the most common questions I receive from clients concerns how long it takes to get a hearing before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. As with any court or judicial body, the Commission sets its own schedule and the claimants and attorneys appearing before it are subject to that schedule. Generally speaking, however,… 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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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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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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Benefits for Burns, Scars & Disfigurements

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

Maryland Workers’ Compensation law requires the Employer/Insurer of a worker who is burned, scarred or disfigured while performing his/her job to pay to that worker, compensation benefits. This includes, and is especially relevant to, fire fighters. A fire fighter who is burned, disfigured or scarred while either fighting a fire or performing any other… 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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Facts About Injuries for Fire Fighters and First Responders

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

Fire fighters get injured at work more than the general population. If that seems logical to those who perform the job, now there are official numbers to back it up. In 2014 there were 63,350 fire fighter injuries which occurred in the line of duty, a decrease of 3.8% from 2013 when there were… 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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Fire Fighters in Maryland Have a Great Day in the Court of Appeals

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

Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. It is nice to be able to toot the horn of somebody you respect greatly. It is even nicer when that person is your partner. Yesterday, the Court of Appeals unanimously found in favor of a Maryland fire fighter injured in a car accident while on the way to his… Read More »

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Facts About Injuries For Fire Fighters And First Responders

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

Fire fighters get injured at work more than the general population. If that seems logical to those who perform the job, now there are official numbers to back it up. In 2014 there were 63,350 fire fighter injuries which occurred in the line of duty, a decrease of 3.8% from 2013 when there were… Read More »

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