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Maryland Vocational Rehabilitation – Don’t Put All Your Eggs In The Insurance Company Basket

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

Vocational rehabilitation is all about finding “Suitable Gainful Employment.” Employment is a job. Gainful is one that pays money, so the real question is what is Suitable? As an injured worker, when you’re receiving vocational rehabilitation benefits you have the opportunity to work with a vocational counselor to try and find a job that… Read More »

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Three Problems Caused By Maryland’s Medical Fee Guide For Workers’ Compensation Claims

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

The Workers’ Compensation Commission regulates the amount a Maryland medical provider can charge for treating work related injuries. The permitted amounts are found in a document entitled, “Guide of Medical and Surgical Fees”. The medical provider may not charge the injured worker an amount in excess of the amount provided in the fee guide…. Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation – Ten Rules For Speaking To Doctors

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

Anybody that has watched TV for more than fifteen minutes can recite the Miranda warnings from all the cop shows; I bet you know them … “You have the right to remain silent, anything you say can and will be used against you …” you get the picture. But, what does that have to… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Dependency Benefits – The 2011 Legislation

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

As of October 1, 2011, Maryland’s manner of compensating dependents of employees who die due to injuries or diseases sustained as a result of their job has changed! The new law will immediately impact all employees and their dependents other than employees of municipal corporations or counties that have a right to claim their:… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation – Working Two Jobs – Injured On One

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

What do you mean – I can’t collect temporary total or partial disability benefits for being hurt on one job if I continue to work my second job? Unfortunately, that is the law in Maryland. In fact, if you do so, you could be subject to criminal prosecution! Let me explain the problem by… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claims – Reporting Your Claim To The Employer

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

If you are injured, how and when you report your injury is often the difference between speedy acceptance of the claim by the insurance company and a long drawn out battle with an uncertain outcome. Most claims are denied because the insurer does not believe it happened on the job or does not believe… Read More »

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