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Tips For Success With SSDI/SSI Reconsideration

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you recently applied for benefits under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance or Supplemental Security Income (SSDI/SSI) disability programs, there is a good chance you will receive unpleasant news. A Social Security Administration (SSA) report reveals that around less than one-third of applications are approved at the initial application stage, so you could… Read More »

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How Do I Pay A Maryland Workers’ Comp Lawyer For Legal Services?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer from a work-related medical condition and need to retain a Maryland workers’ compensation lawyer, it is understandable that you have concerns about how to pay for legal services. You have already incurred bills for medical treatment and may be continuing to receive care. Plus, your work-related injuries or occupational disease may… Read More »

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CEO Coalition Announced Renewed Commitment To Protecting The Health Care Workforce

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

A recent initiative to promote workplace safety in the health care industry may be of interest to hospital workers who put their lives at risk in the interests of providing quality patient care. The CEO Coalition, composed of the top executives from leading hospitals and health systems nationwide, announced renewed commitment to protect the… Read More »

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Comparing Retroactive And Back Payments For Social Security Disability

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While the exact time from submitting a disability application to approval by the Social Security Administration (SSA) may vary, there is one detail you can count on: You will NOT receive benefits right away. Not only will your application go through intense scrutiny to ensure you qualify, but there are also waiting periods and… Read More »

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What To Do After A Maryland Workplace Accident Prior To Retaining Counsel

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Work-related accidents and occupational illnesses remain a threat to Maryland workers, and data compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is proof that employees are constantly at risk. Every year, there are almost 65,000 total recorded cases of workplace medical conditions, 36,400 of which involve days away from work, a job transfer,… Read More »

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Social Security Disability For Terminally Ill Individuals

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If there is one notorious aspect of the Social Security disability process that quickly becomes obvious to applicants, it is that delays are the norm. It can take weeks or months for the Social Security Administration (SSA) to review your documentation for purposes of eligibility, during which time you are unable to earn an… Read More »

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How Long Does It Take To Settle A Maryland Workers’ Comp Claim?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you were injured at work and qualify for benefits under Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws, you might eventually be in the position to consider settling your claim. Many employees will face the same scenario, and regulations established by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (MD WCC) do provide guidance on the process. Some aspects of… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Comp Laws And Benefits For Injured Supermarket Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

At first glance, the data on nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses specifically focusing on Maryland supermarket workers does not appear to be concerning. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there are around 1,600 total reported cases of medical conditions every year from employees at grocers and food markets, just a fraction… Read More »

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Factors SSA Looks At When Determining Your Ability To Work

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you are applying for benefits under the federal Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program, you have probably discovered that you need to supply a wealth of information regarding your employment. The reason is found in one of the basic requirements to qualify for SSDI: You must suffer from a disabling medical condition that… Read More »

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Heavy Equipment Operators Must Take Quick Action After A Work Accident

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While it is possible to suffer from a work-related injury or occupational disease in any industry, there can be no question that some market sectors present higher risks for workers. Considering their employment environment and job tasks, heavy equipment operators most definitely face unique hazards. Fortunately, under Maryland workers’ compensation laws, all employers with… Read More »

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