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Report First – ‘Tough It Out’ Later

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

The first thing you must do when you get injured on the job is to notify your supervisor immediately. You do not have to notify your employer in writing, but it makes your claim much easier if you do. Whichever way you choose to notify, make sure you indicate the date and the time… Read More »

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Jury Verdict In Favor Of Montgomery County Bus Driver

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

School bus drivers spend hours transporting children to and from school in order to ensure that they arrive in a safe and timely manner. After years of performing this vital service for the community, the wear and tear on the bodies of bus drivers can have a profound impact on their ability to do… Read More »

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Defending A Firefighter Who Was On Duty For 24 Hours And Injured

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

Fire Fighters work had to protect our communities.They are required to work long hours, sometimes – and in this Claimant’s case – 24-hour shifts, where they are on duty at all times, ready to respond to any emergency call that may come in. Ken Berman, Nicole Lambdin, and Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby… Read More »

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The Importance of Documenting All of Your Injuries

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

All too often when workers are injured the focus is on the most severe parts of the body hurt. Frequently the minor pains and bruises from other parts of the body are ignored. However, in a workers’ compensation claim it is very important to report every hurt, bruised, or swollen body part no matter… 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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The Impact of Wage Loss on The Life of a Correctional Officer

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

I recently had a jury trial in Cumberland where I represented a correctional officer at one of the large State prisons in Western Maryland. I was reminded during the course of the trial of the devastating impact that a work accident can have on someone who lives in Western Maryland. This was someone who,… Read More »

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The 4 Levels of Workers’ Compensation Litigation

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

Whenever I tell clients about the workers’ compensation litigation process in the District of Columbia, they have a blank look on their face. I receive questions such as, “What do you mean it takes 2 months to get a hearing date?” and, “What do you mean the insurance company can file an appeal?” The… Read More »

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Lessons Learned – Don’t Delay in Reporting or Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim

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

How long does an injured worker have to file a claim under the DC workers’ compensation system? I decided to write a blog about this issue because I had a new client come into my office recently regarding an injury from a year and a half ago, which occurred at her work in the… Read More »

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Victory for Injured School Bus Driver

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

In a case of first impression Ken Berman won a case for a bus driver who developed a problem with her tailbone due to many years of bus driving. A school bus driver developed a condition known as Coccydynia- inflammation of the tailbone which causes pain and tenderness. It forced the worker to be… Read More »

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