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The First Week After Your Maryland Workers’ Compensation Injury

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

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 an accurate history of… 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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Medical Treatment Rights Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law For Out Of State Treatment

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

Last month I discussed medical treatment rights stemming from a compensable Maryland Workers’ Compensation claim. Since medical costs are controlled by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation system, you never have to pay anything for treatment required for injuries sustained as part of your compensable claim – with one catch – the treatment must be in… Read More »

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

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

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 article for out of state… Read More »

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It’s A Fall And Injury, Not A Slip And Fall

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

In addition to motor vehicle collisions, another type of case commonly seen by personal injuries attorneys is the “slip and fall.” First, I don’t call them slips and falls; that is too general and carries a negative connotation with some of the general public and especially with tort reformers. Plus, many “slip and fall”… Read More »

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I’m Not The Type Of Person To Sue

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

Are you affected by TORT REFORM? The short answer is “yes.” We all are, but how do you know? I know because my clients keep apologizing to me when you come into my office. It is very common for me to meet with a new client for the first time and hear, “I am… Read More »

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More Cancers Presumed To Be Caused By The Job – Just Not Yet

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

Maryland fire fighters and fire instructors both paid and most volunteers, paramedics, most volunteer rescue squad members and advanced life support unit members, and State Fire Marshals are eligible to claim a presumption under Maryland Workers’ Compensation law that certain cancers are caused by their jobs. Until May 31, 2013, the cancers are: Leukemia… Read More »

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Liver Disease, Alcoholism & Social Security Disability

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

The most common forms of liver disease I see in my disability practice are liver cancer, hepatitis, cirrhosis, and alcoholic liver disease. All of these medical conditions can be severe enough to prevent a person from working. This post describes the most common types of liver disease and how they may be used as… Read More »

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Recent Whistleblower Decision Determines That Absence For Non-Work Related Medical Reasons Is A Protected Activity Under The FRSA

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

On February 10, 2012, Administrative Law Judge, Theresa C. Timlin, of the U.S. Department of Labor, issued an Order directing the Port Authority Trans-Hudson Corporation (PATH) to pay a Railroader back pay for a suspension imposed because he was absent from work pursuant to orders from his treating doctor for a non-work related injury…. Read More »

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What Are Non-Exertional Limitations?

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

More often than not, it is my client’s non-exertional limitations that win their case. In prior posts I have described SSA’s analysis of disability cases using exertional limitations. (See What Are “Exertional Levels” and Why are They Important in a Social Security Disability Case?). Exertional limitations are limitations on the ability to sit, stand,… Read More »

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