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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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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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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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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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