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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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Injuries During Physical Training: What Is And Is Not Compensable

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

There has been some confusion recently as to whether injuries sustained while performing “required” physical training are covered under workers’ compensation. The answer almost always is “yes”, provided certain conditions are met. When The Injury Happens Matters Physical training is considered part of a fire fighter’s job. Therefore injuries sustained during training are compensable… 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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Recent Victory In Workers’ Comp Case For Firefighters

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

Two recent rulings from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission provided an award of compensation to a fire fighter who was diagnosed with kidney cancer and another fire fighter who was diagnosed with thyroid cancer. The Commission awarded benefits to the fire fighter notwithstanding that the Fire Department attempted to argue that the fire fighter… Read More »

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Matt Darby Wins Big For Fire Fighters And Government Employees

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

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 job; with their claims… 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 |

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 station to check the… Read More »

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The Recent Court Of Appeals Decision Regarding The Firefighter’s Rule: Now What?

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

It has not been an easy few weeks for the auto tort practitioner or motorists in Maryland. A few cases have come down from the appellate courts that have left a stinging sensation in their wake. The first is one that may not apply to too many people reading this blog, but is important… Read More »

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