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On the Hot Seat; What In-Person Hearings Look Like for Injured Workers’ During COVID19

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

Beginning on June 8, 2020, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission reinstituted In-Person hearings at all hearing sites. For many who recall attending hearings in the past, all the cases scheduled on a docket would arrive for a 9:30 a.m. start time. The Commissioner would take the bench, call the docket and then the cases… Read More »

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Hearings on the Horizon!

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

Covid-19 has changed the way we communicate as a community and a culture. This is also true for businesses and governments; these entities have had to quickly adapt into the age of virtual communications. When the pandemic hit, the Workers’ Compensation Commission was in the process of dramatically upgrading their online portal, and in… Read More »

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Great News; The Ban On Medical Treatment Has Lifted!

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

It has been over six weeks since Governor Hogan banned elective and non-urgent medical procedures in the State of Maryland. However, the question which remained was, “Is it elective to have an epidural shot or surgery if I am in a tremendous amount of pain?” Well, no need to answer this question any longer,… Read More »

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The Courts Are Closed Due To COVID-19; What About My Workers’ Compensation Case?

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

In Maryland, most of the Judiciary systems have shut down or postponed their dockets, or are operational only for exigent circumstances. The Workers’ Compensation Commission, while in solidarity with the mission to slow the spread of Covid-19, is also keenly aware of the need to keep certain Workers’ Compensation cases moving along. While all… Read More »

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Can I get treatment for my work injury if I move out of state

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

Workers’ Compensation is predominantly a state regulated system, therefore, each state has its own set of rules, laws and governing body. When life happens for the injured worker and the need to move out of state arises whether due to financial, health, family or lifestyle changes, it is important that you understand your medical… Read More »

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Death Benefits for the Dependents of Public Safety Members Where the Occupational Disease was the Cause of Death in Labor & Employment §9-503 Cases

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

I. Determining Dependency a. Who may be dependent and when the determination is made. In general, a dependency determination is established through proof of financial support to the individual seeking the determination. The determination is made both on the date of disablement and the date of death2. If an individual is not dependent on… Read More »

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Advice for the Apprehensive Injured Worker

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

A few times a week I get a call from an injured worker who is considering filing a workers’ compensation claim but is concerned about the repercussions that may take place after filing. While it is understandable, and in certain circumstances a very real concern that an employer may retaliate against an injured worker… Read More »

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Don’t Forget The Mileage

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

The workers’ compensation process is not always a quick one, and in most cases, it is a slow and steady uphill battle. Oftentimes, it can take several months after you sustain a work injury before any workers’ compensation benefits kick in. For this reason, it is important to stay organized from the beginning and… Read More »

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