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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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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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Victory for Montgomery County Police Officer

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

After a two-day jury trial, Attorney Matthew Engler won a case for a Montgomery County police officer who seriously injured his knee at work and thereafter required a knee replacement. The officer had several prior injuries to the same knee, some work-related and some not; however, Attorney Engler was able to persuade the jury… Read More »

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Injuries while in uniform: Am I covered if I am injured in my own personal vehicle?

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

It is a fact of life that police officers, on occasion, find themselves in their own personal vehicles but in uniform. Whether it is on the way in to the barracks, on the way home after a shift or for a multitude of other reasons, accidents and injuries do occur under these circumstances. The… Read More »

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Why Workers Compensation’ For Police Is More Important Than Ever Before

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

Police officers are not only covered for accidental injuries arising out of and in the course of their employment, but they are also covered for occupational diseases arising from the unique hazards of their employment such as heart disease, hypertension, and hearing loss. Maryland law presumes that the heart disease or hypertension developed from… Read More »

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Police Officers and Duty Belts – How Back Injuries Can Be Prevented

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

Think of all the dangers police officers face. They are punched, shot at, struck by cars during traffic stops, injured while restraining combative suspects, and in collisions while in a vehicle pursuit. These are just a few of the perils they encounter. Often though, the injuries which occur while police officers are in the… Read More »

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