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Exceptions To Maryland Workers’ Compensation

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

Maryland state law requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance coverage for all of their employees. Workers’ compensation is essentially a contract between employees and employers, that employees will not sue their employer if they are injured on the job, and, in exchange, the employer will provide medical treatment and paid time off while… Read More »

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Is my Heart Attack Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

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

In order for workers’ compensation to cover an injury or illness, it must have been caused by work. In some situations–for instance, falling off of a ladder while stocking shelves and breaking an ankle–it is clear that the injury is related to work. In other situations, such as with long-term illnesses like heart disease,… Read More »

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Are You a Corrections Officer Who Has Been Injured on the Job?

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

Being a corrections officer is not your average job. In fact, studies show that the chance of serious injury as a corrections officer is over 30% higher than in other professions. Corrections officers assume a lot of risks that other employees are not required to. For instance, a standard day as a corrections officer… Read More »

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Has Your Covid-19 Workers’ Compensation Claim Been Denied?

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

If you contracted Covid-19 at your workplace, but your worker’s compensation claim was denied, you are not alone. A recent analysis in the Wall Street Journal reflects that many Covid-19 workers’ compensation claims are being denied, even when there appears to be strong evidence that the exposure occurred in the workplace. One Chicago lawyer… Read More »

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Commonly Used Defenses to Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claims

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

When workers’ compensation insurance works the right way, it provides medical coverage and lost wages to an employee who is injured on the job. However, there are often many obstacles that arise in the course of an employee being injured on the job and successfully receiving the care and expenses they are entitled to…. Read More »

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Will a Pre-existing Condition Affect my Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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

In Maryland, you are entitled to workers’ compensation for any injury arising out of and in the course of your employment. What happens though when you are told that your workplace injury is related to a pre-existing condition? Many insurance companies are quick to deny claims on the basis of a pre-existing condition. However,… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation FAQ

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

I was hurt on the job; can I file a lawsuit?  Maryland requires employers to carry workers’ compensation insurance so that if an injured worker gets hurt on the job, they can file for workers’ compensation benefits under their employer’s workers’ compensation policy.  Just like you may have car insurance, homeowner’s insurance, or renter’s insurance,… Read More »

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Covid-19 Cases On The Rise; Jury Trials Suspended, Workers’ Compensation Hearings Still Up and Running

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

As predicted, but earlier than expected, the third wave of the pandemic is upon us. Many states, cities, and municipalities are taking action and this includes the State of Maryland Court System. Last week, Chief Judge Mary Ellen Barbera ordered that all Maryland courts take a step back to phase 3 protocols. We had… Read More »

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Maryland’s Highest Court Delivers Victory for Fire Fighter’s Widow

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

In a case of first impression, Ken Berman was successful in representing a widow of a fire fighter in a landmark decision before the Court of Appeals, the highest court in Maryland. Two years before the fire fighter’s untimely death due to work-related heart disease, he had settled his workers’ compensation claims against his… Read More »

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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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