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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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On the Hot Seat; What In-Person Hearings Look Like for Injured Workers’ During COVID19

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

Beginning on June 8, 2020, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission reinstituted In-Person hearings at all hearing sites. For many who recall attending hearings in the past, all the cases scheduled on a docket would arrive for a 9:30 a.m. start time. The Commissioner would take the bench, call the docket and then the cases… 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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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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Workers’ Compensation Hearings and the Maryland Courts Update as of April 15, 2020; Covid-19

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

Unfortunately, since our last court update, two weeks ago, COVID-19 cases have risen significantly in Maryland. This information reaffirms our states’ decision to social distance and work from home, wherever possible. Our online legal work is bustling between virtual mediations, depositions and motion writing. Thankfully, we have learned to navigate virtually because another extension… 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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HELP – My Attorney Retired, Won the Lottery, Passed Away, Moved to Hawaii; What Should I Do?

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

I know, it’s hard to believe, but lawyers are only human. We retire, pass away or sometimes even get promoted to judge. For whatever the reason an Attorney is no longer able to represent a client what are the clients’ options? Nobody likes to start over, establishing trust, getting a new representative up to… 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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What Documents Do I Need to File a Death Claim?

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

Filing a Claim for Death Benefits As attorneys working in workers’ compensation law, we tirelessly fight to ensure that injured workers receive the benefits they are entitled to, the medical treatment they need, and can hopefully get back to work. Unfortunately, not every claimant we represent is able to get back to work and… Read More »

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