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Can I Choose My Own Pharmacy?

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

If I can choose my own doctor can I choose my own pharmacy? Several times a week we receive calls from clients that they are at their local pharmacy and their prescription was denied. This can often be the pharmacy that will not call the insurance adjuster, the insurance adjuster that does not respond… Read More »

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Who Pays the Bill? Medicare or Workers’ Compensation?

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

Upon reaching the age of Medicare eligibility confusion abounds when determining if Medicare is the secondary or primary payer, especially if you have a prior workers’ compensation injury. Requirements have become more stringent on the workers’ compensation insurance companies to report claims to Medicare. As a result more recipients are receiving what is called… Read More »

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Why is it taking so long for my medical bills to be paid?

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

HCFA Forms Maryland Workers’ Compensation laws require that medical bills be submitted on HCFA forms. These are standard billing forms used by most insurance companies that have fields for the appropriate and necessary CPT (current procedures terminology) codes. However, some practitioners may not be aware that this is a requirement for workers’ compensation claims… Read More »

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The “Going and Coming Rule” in the District of Columbia

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

What tends to surprise a lot of our clients is the fact that, in the District of Columbia, injuries sustained by employees while traveling to work or traveling home from work, are not covered by the District of Columbia workers’ compensation statute. The DC workers’ comp statute is codified in Title 32 of the… Read More »

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Advice for the Apprehensive Injured Worker

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

A few times a week I get a call from an injured worker who is considering filing a workers’ compensation claim but is concerned about the repercussions that may take place after filing. While it is understandable, and in certain circumstances a very real concern that an employer may retaliate against an injured worker… Read More »

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The DC Workers’ Compensation Litigation Process

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

Whenever I tell clients about the workers compensation litigation process in DC, they get a blank look on their face. What do you mean it takes two to three months to get a hearing date? What do you mean the insurance company can file an appeal if I win my case? The unfortunate truth… Read More »

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Where Do I File My Workers’ Compensation Claim – Maryland or D.C.?

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

It is sometimes very obvious where an injured workers should file his workers’ compensation claim following an on-the-job injury.For example, if the injured worker lives in the District of Columbia, and has always worked for his employer in the District, and gets injured in the District, then the claim for workers’ compensation benefits naturally… Read More »

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Don’t Forget The Mileage

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

The workers’ compensation process is not always a quick one, and in most cases, it is a slow and steady uphill battle. Oftentimes, it can take several months after you sustain a work injury before any workers’ compensation benefits kick in. For this reason, it is important to stay organized from the beginning and… Read More »

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Report First – ‘Tough It Out’ Later

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

The first thing you must do when you get injured on the job is to notify your supervisor immediately. You do not have to notify your employer in writing, but it makes your claim much easier if you do. Whichever way you choose to notify, make sure you indicate the date and the time… Read More »

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Consequential Injuries May Be Covered Under Original Workers’ Compensation Claim

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