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Workers’ Compensation Commission Hearings & Maryland Courts Update: Covid-19

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

Maryland is strong in the face of adversity. The videos and messages on social media, the courage and strength of our first responders, health care workers, essential employees, and volunteers and the communities that support them are inspiring and heartwarming during these unprecedented times. New information is released daily in this ever-changing climate of… 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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Average Weekly Wage Determinations After Stine v. Montgomery County, MD and Richard Beavers Construction, Inc. v. Wagstaff

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

In the vast majority of workers’ compensation claims, the issue of Average Weekly Wage is not contested or litigated and, often, the employer/insurer’s counsel does not even submit a wage statement as part of their exhibit packet. In most cases this is not a problem; however, in some situations it can mean the difference… 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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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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Workers’ Compensation and FMLA

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

If you find yourself injured on the job, and are required to miss work while you recover, you may be concerned about whether your job will still be waiting for you when you are able to return. Certain employees have federal protections available to them, in addition to their workers’ compensation benefits, which they… Read More »

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Can Teachers Collect Leave Benefits During Summer Break?

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

The days are now long, morning frost is a thing of the past, and thousands of Maryland’s educators’ are enjoying their summer breaks. What better way to kick off this year’s few months of relaxation (or switching gears for that summer job) than to brush up on your workers’ compensation knowledge? Workers’ Comp Benefits… 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 benefit… Read More »

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