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Medicare and Old Workers’ Compensation Claims

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

A letter from Medicare is in the mail. The envelope doesn’t look much different from others you have received from Medicare. You open it without thinking or much concern. What it says shocks you. Medicare (actually an outfit called MSPRC) is alerting you that it no longer will pay for treatment or wants money… Read More »

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How Long Does It Take For My Maryland Workers’ Compensation Hearing To Be Scheduled?

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

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 »

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The First Week After Your Maryland Workers’ Compensation Injury

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

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 »

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10 things you need to know about IMEs (Independent Medical Evaluations)

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

The insurance company has the right to send you to a doctor of their choice for a medical opinion. This doctor is not going to provide you with any treatment or become your doctor, but rather only give an opinion. Here are 10 things you need to know: The IME is for the benefit… Read More »

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What Are Your Medical Treatment Rights Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law

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

By Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. The easy answer is that you have the right to medical treatment reasonably related to your injury on the job. Furthermore, once accepted by the workers’ compensation insurance carrier, you do not have to pay deductible or co-pay if the medical provider is in Maryland (see my next blog… Read More »

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Do You Need An Attorney For Your Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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

If You have been injured at work and have been dealing with the insurance company’s adjuster without any problems (for now), should you still hire a lawyer? The short answer is YES. Insurance company adjusters often formulate their questions in a way that encourages people to reveal more information than is needed or required…. Read More »

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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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Maryland Workers’ Compensation – Working Two Jobs – Injured On One

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

By Clifford Sobin, Esq. What do you mean – I can’t collect temporary total or partial disability benefits for being hurt on one job if I continue to work my second job? Unfortunately, that is the law in Maryland. In fact, if you do so, you could be subject to criminal prosecution! Let me… Read More »

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Sick Leave Bank Or Temporary Total Disability? An Introduction To How Leave Benefit Options Will Affect Your Workers’ Compensation Case

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

Many of my teacher clients often ask, and understandably so, how will I be paid while I am out of work and recovering from my injury? Because many boards of education in Maryland offer benefits other than what the Workers’ Compensation Act allows – the answer is – “it depends”. Oftentimes, the type of… Read More »

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Observing Memorial Day

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

As this weekend approaches and millions of people prepare to kick-off the summer by celebrating Memorial Day weekend, let’s take a moment to remember the true meaning behind this holiday. The true meaning of Memorial Day is about remembrance. It’s about remembering and honoring the brave soldiers that answered the call to defend our… Read More »

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