Tag Archives: Maryland Workers Compensation Hearing
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 »
Workers’ Compensation Claims Process – How long does it take to get a hearing and what is a “consideration date?
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 »
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 »
By Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. The Short answer is – it depends. Generally, hearings are scheduled within three to four months after they are requested. However, some cases take longer and others less. The following things seem to impact the timing of hearings: Location of the hearing (some locations are inherently busier than others)… Read More »
By Clifford Sobin, Esq. What you do during the first week after being injured on the job will set the tone for the rest of your claim. It is the most important time. You must: Report the injury to your employer. Get medical treatment as soon as possible. Don’t let several days pass. Give… Read More »