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Should There be a Presumptive Law to Protect Essential Workers Who Develop COVID-19?

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

Maryland’s Essential employees have spent the last several months going to work wondering if they will get sick and inadvertently pass COVID-19 to their family and friends. In many cases, they are forced to take off work for weeks at a time because of possible COVID-19 exposure. Too often this leaves their families in… 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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Do I have a workers’ compensation case if I get injured while working from home due to COVID-19?

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

We at Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP are thinking about all our clients during this unprecedented time! A vast majority of the public (including the attorneys and staff at BSGFD) are having to work from home. With so many people trading in their commutes and business attire for teleworking and pajamas, we… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Hearings Update as of April 17, 2020; Covid-19

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

True to their mission, the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) is continually trying to balance the interests of the injured worker with that of the health and safety of the community at large. Therefore, in response to the recent extension of court closings by Chief Judge Barbera of the Maryland Court of Appeals, the WCC… Read More »

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What to do if you are Exposed to the Coronavirus at Work

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

If you contract or become exposed to an individual who tests positive for COVID-19, the following actions should be taken: File a First Report of injury immediately documenting as many details as possible about the specific call/exposure with the infected individual(s). This is very important early on since the likelihood of the virus spreading… Read More »

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Best Practices for Injured Workers’ During Covid-19:

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

It seems the world has stopped spinning as most people keep to their homes and neighborhoods. As the days tick by it is difficult to determine, where it is okay to go. For injured workers’, recovering from an accident, this question becomes even more difficult to answer since they might still be receiving active… 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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