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Frequently Cited OSHA Standards Affect Maryland Hospital Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The US Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) is tasked with ensuring the safety of millions of US workers in every field, enacting mandatory regulations for employers. The standards across all industries require companies to provide a work environment that is free from recognized hazards that are likely to cause death or serious injuries,… Read More »

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When A Representative Payee May Be Needed For SSI Recipients

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Though there are additional non-medical requirements, only individuals with disabling conditions qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. As a result, the nature of their disability can sometimes make it difficult to manage certain financial matters. To ease this burden, the Social Security Administration (SSA) program for SSDI/SSI… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Comp Benefits For Head Injuries

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Head injuries are among the most severe forms of trauma from Maryland workplace accidents, and they occur more frequently than you might think. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are 68,170 total reported cases of head trauma nationwide, including injuries to the eyes and neck. This figure represents just 6… Read More »

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4 Application Stages When Filing For SSDI/SSI Benefits In Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

As you are looking into applying for either of the Social Security Administration (SSA) disability programs, you have probably already discovered that the process is complex. For both the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) disability programs, you must show that you suffer from a disabling medical condition that prevents… Read More »

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Proposed Change To In-Kind Support And Maintenance For SSI

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The federal Supplemental Security Income (SSI) offers critical financial support for adults and children with disabling medical conditions. However, as you know, the amount you receive once approved for benefits is hardly a windfall. It is important to make every penny count and, fortunately, a welcome change may be on the horizon. Under a… Read More »

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Tips For Your First Doctor’s Appointment After A Maryland Workplace Accident

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Getting hurt in a workplace accident will probably be one of your worst on-the-job experiences, but there is one factor that might reassure you when things seem rather chaotic. Under Maryland’s workers compensation statute you are allowed to visit your own doctor for treatment. This gives you some comfort compared to being forced to… Read More »

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Applying For Social Security Disability After Age 60

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There are considerable challenges when applying for Social Security disability benefits at any age, but the complexities certainly increase as you get older. When applying for Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), the medical requirement remains the same no matter how old you are. Rules set by the Social Security Administration (SSA) state that you… Read More »

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Four Tiers For Permanent Disability In Maryland Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Employees in any industry can suffer from work-related injuries, and sometimes an on-the-job accident is so serious that it causes permanent damage to the human body. As you may already know, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission pays monetary benefits to qualifying employees who are hurt in workplace accidents. When you suffer such extensive injuries,… Read More »

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Long-Term Disability Rights You Did Not Know You Had Under ERISA

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Long-term disability insurance provides a much-needed source of financial support if you are injured or suffer from an illness that prevents you from working. As you can guess, there are many statutes and regulations that cover LTD policies. An important one is the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), which applies to many people… Read More »

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NTSB Investigating Airport Accident That Killed Airline Employee

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

An unfortunate tragedy claimed the life of an American Airlines employee on New Year’s Eve, and the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) continues to investigate the causes and contributing factors. An ABC News article dated January 3, 2023 described the accident at an airport in Montgomery, AL, in which a member of the ground… Read More »

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