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Workers’ Compensation Commission Hearings & Maryland Courts Update: Covid-19

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

Maryland is strong in the face of adversity. The videos and messages on social media, the courage and strength of our first responders, health care workers, essential employees, and volunteers and the communities that support them are inspiring and heartwarming during these unprecedented times. New information is released daily in this ever-changing climate of… 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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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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What Really Happens in a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case

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

Getting injured is no fun at all, and when you get injured on the job, there are often many hurdles to overcome. Founding partner Cliff Sobin wrote a two-volume treatise to help attorneys navigate Workers’ Compensation claims. This treatise is crafted for attorneys to use when representing injured workers, and Cliff wanted to put… Read More »

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Death Benefits for the Dependents of Public Safety Members Where the Occupational Disease was the Cause of Death in Labor & Employment §9-503 Cases

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

I. Determining Dependency a. Who may be dependent and when the determination is made. In general, a dependency determination is established through proof of financial support to the individual seeking the determination. The determination is made both on the date of disablement and the date of death2. If an individual is not dependent on… Read More »

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Average Weekly Wage Determinations After Stine v. Montgomery County, MD and Richard Beavers Construction, Inc. v. Wagstaff

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

In the vast majority of workers’ compensation claims, the issue of Average Weekly Wage is not contested or litigated and, often, the employer/insurer’s counsel does not even submit a wage statement as part of their exhibit packet. In most cases this is not a problem; however, in some situations it can mean the difference… Read More »

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Are They Going to Stop My Pain Medicine?

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

Current State of Affairs: It is not a secret that there is an opioid crisis in this country. In recent months there has been a push by government to help cure this crisis. There are reports that pharmacies are in short supply of many opioid medications, and many doctors have refused to prescribe them… Read More »

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