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Maryland’s Highest Court Delivers Victory for Fire Fighter’s Widow

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

In a case of first impression, Ken Berman was successful in representing a widow of a fire fighter in a landmark decision before the Court of Appeals, the highest court in Maryland. Two years before the fire fighter’s untimely death due to work-related heart disease, he had settled his workers’ compensation claims against his… 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’ Comp Awarded for Fire Fighter with Medial Epicondylitis

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

Medial Epicondylitis. Sounds contagious, right? It is actually a condition more commonly referred to as “golfer’s elbow” or “baseball elbow”. This condition is characterized by pain from the inside (medial) elbow to the wrist which results from damage to the tendons that bend the wrist towards the palm. Chronic Injuries from Job Stresses While… Read More »

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Benefits for Burns, Scars & Disfigurements

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

Maryland Workers’ Compensation law requires the Employer/Insurer of a worker who is burned, scarred or disfigured while performing his/her job to pay to that worker, compensation benefits. This includes, and is especially relevant to, fire fighters. A fire fighter who is burned, disfigured or scarred while either fighting a fire or performing any other… Read More »

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Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP Team Secure Significant Benefits for Local Firefighter

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

Ken Berman and Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby LLP were able to secure benefits from three different insurance carriers for a single injury to a fire fighter who was involved in a devastating collision between a tractor trailer and a fire engine. While the law is clear that a Claimant cannot receive compensation… 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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Hard Fought Court Victory for Widow of Deceased Fire Fighter

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

Attorney Ken Berman has secured death benefits for the widow of a deceased fire fighter in a three (3) day jury trial. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission had found that the Claimant, a fire fighter who was not diagnosed with multiple myeloma until 23 years after last running a call, did not sustain a… Read More »

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Ken Berman Expands Law as to PTSD for Fire Fighters

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

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a huge issue among first responders and can quickly develop into a serious and life threatening condition. Studies show that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can lead to dangerous and suicidal thoughts among those who suffer from it. A study published by the Journal of Affective Disorders in 2015 found… Read More »

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Fire Fighters in Maryland Have a Great Day in the Court of Appeals

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

Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. It is nice to be able to toot the horn of somebody you respect greatly. It is even nicer when that person is your partner. Yesterday, the Court of Appeals unanimously found in favor of a Maryland fire fighter injured in a car accident while on the way to his… Read More »

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