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Employee Vs. Independent Contractor

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

The distinction between employee and independent contractor may seem like a fairly arbitrary one until you’re injured on the job. In Maryland, almost all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance that provides coverage for employees who sustain injuries on the job as a result of their employment. Only employees are eligible for… Read More »

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Legal Options For An Independent Contractor Injured On The Job

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you are an employee injured at work you likely qualify for workers’ compensation coverage through your employer. This coverage provides medical care and full or partial wage replacement while you recover from your injury or illness. However, if you are not classified as an employee, these benefits are not available. Many independent contractors… Read More »

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Understanding The Idiopathic Defense

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you are a Maryland employee who has been injured or developed an illness or disease at work, you may have filed a workers’ compensation claim. However, just because you filed a claim does not mean that it will be approved. In fact, there is a good chance your claim will be denied. Sometimes… Read More »

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Does Maryland Workers’ Compensation Cover Accidents That Happen On The Way To Work?

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you are an employee in Maryland, then you likely qualify for workers’ compensation employment benefits through your employer. These benefits provide medical care and partial or full wage replacement while you recover from injuries sustained at work and for the benefit of your employer. However, what “at work” means can become very relevant… Read More »

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Increase In Workers’ Compensation Claims For PTSD Among Baltimore Educators

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Baltimore City educators have started speaking out about the serious long-term consequences violent classroom situations are having on their mental health. One Baltimore teacher stated, “I’ve seen and witnessed or experienced people being bitten, punched, kicked, knocked down, dragged, slapped, stomped on, body-slammed, pushed in the glass, tackled, hit with chairs.” Another Baltimore teacher… Read More »

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Slip-And-Fall Accidents #1 Cause Of Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you’ve been injured in the workplace, you may be familiar with workers’ compensation insurance. In Maryland, the vast majority of employers are required to have it. In theory, workers’ compensation insurance guarantees that employees who are injured on the job and in the course of their employment will receive medical care and paid… Read More »

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How A Lawyer Can Help With Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

In Maryland, the majority of employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. All states have some form of workers’ compensation statute now. Workers’ compensation insurance, which is required by statute, ensures medical treatment and paid time off for any employees who are injured at work and as a result of their employment. In… Read More »

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Holding Maryland Employers Liable For Heat Stroke

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Certain occupations, such as construction, require a lot of time outdoors. In summer., high temperatures can create additional hazards for these employees. Heat stroke and dehydration can pose significant health risks and should be taken seriously when symptoms present. While many times people may try to drink more water when they notice themselves starting… Read More »

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What Does Workers’ Compensation Actually Entitle You To?

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Most Maryland employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance. If you are injured at work and as a result of your employment, you should file a claim with your employers’ workers’ compensation insurance provider in order to receive treatment, coverage, and other benefits. While this coverage is intended to provide benefits to employees,… Read More »

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Amazon Implementing Measures To Reduce Repetitive Motion Injuries

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

In a shareholder letter released earlier this week, Amazon CEO, Jeff Bezos, detailed the severity and prevalence of repetitive motion injuries among Amazon’s millions of warehouse workers. According to Bezos, 40% of all injuries sustained by warehouse employees are musculoskeletal injuries caused by repetitive motions. These injuries are particularly prevalent during the first six… Read More »

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