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What Does Exhaust Administrative Remedies Mean For Long-Term Disability Claims?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Long-term disability insurance is a valuable employment perk that pays benefits if you suffer from a disabling medical condition and are unable to work. Not all Maryland employers offer long-term disability (LTD) insurance, but companies are bound to the requirements of the Employment Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) when they do. Plan administrators must… Read More »

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How A Maryland Workers’ Comp Attorney Helps With Denied Claims

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The Maryland workplace can be dangerous, with accidents, repetitive motion injuries, and occupational diseases often causing serious harm to employees. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), there are 64,900 total recordable cases in the state annually. For more than half of these workers, medical conditions affect them financially through lost wages: More… Read More »

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How Cold Stress Affects Maryland Heavy Equipment Operators

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While many Maryland residents worry about bundling up when commuting in the winter, those whose jobs take them outdoors need to be concerned about cold during the work day. Employees may suffer from what the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) defines as “cold stress,” which occurs when the skin temperature drops due to… Read More »

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Self-Employment And SSDI: 3 Tests For Meeting Business Activity Standards

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Of the two different disability programs administered by the federal government, Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is one in which benefits depend upon your work history. Under rules established by the Social Security Administration (SSA), you must have accumulated sufficient work credits on an annual basis. For 2022, you earn one credit for each… Read More »

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5 Things To Expect At A Social Security Disability Hearing

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you recently applied for benefits under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, it is highly likely that you were disappointed by the response. According to statistics compiled by the Social Security Administration (SSA), just 21 percent of SSDI/SSI applicants are awarded benefits at the initial claims level…. Read More »

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What Maintenance Workers Need To File A Maryland Workers’ Comp Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Maintenance workers function in a physically demanding environment as they handle upkeep and repairs on plumbing, HVAC, electrical, security, and other building systems. Injuries are common, at times so severe that you require medical care and cannot work. With some cases of workplace injuries, an employee will have no trouble getting workers’ compensation injuries…. Read More »

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Signs Of Wrongful Denial With Long-Term Disability Claims

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many workers would consider employee perks just as important as salary, and long-term disability (LTD) benefits are a very attractive component if they are included in the plan offered by your employer. If you suffer from a medical condition and cannot work, the policy provides important financial support. Like other benefits, LTD provisions are… Read More »

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Lower Back Injuries For Maryland Food Market Employees

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There are often stories in the news about horrific workplace accidents, but the most common harm across all industries will probably not garner headlines. According to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (MD WCC), the highest number of reported cases involves injuries to the lower back. More than 1,500 employees seek benefits for harm to… Read More »

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FAQs About Medical Experts At Social Security Disability Hearings

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If your application for Social Security disability was denied, you do have the right to request a review of the decision. Initially, you can ask that the Social Security Administration (SSA) reconsider your claim, especially if you have new medical evidence to present. However, it is likely that you will be going through a… Read More »

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Personal Care Contracts And SSI Eligibility In Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

For individuals with a disabling medical condition that prevents them from working, there are two federal programs for disability that the Social Security Administration (SSA) oversees. Supplemental Security Income (SSI) is the needs-based option for individuals. You may qualify if your income and resources are under specified dollar amounts, but the rules prohibit you… Read More »

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