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Next Steps After A Workers’ Compensation Denial In Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In an ideal world, an employee who is injured on the job or suffering from an occupational disease could file a workers’ compensation claim and receive prompt payment. Unfortunately, the road to getting benefits is not always a smooth one. Your claim may be denied by your employer’s insurance company, perhaps on the grounds… Read More »

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Why Are Maryland Maintenance Workers At High Risk Of Amputation?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Amputations are fortunately a rare form of workplace injuries for Maryland maintenance workers, accounting for just over 6,700 per year according to nationwide data compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). Of course, the fact that they are uncommon does not make the implications any less tragic for employees who suffer amputation… Read More »

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Maryland Woman Indicted For Social Security Fraud Charges

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Social Security disability benefits are one of the most important ways individuals with disabling medical conditions can support themselves financially, but the process is prone to abuse. A Maryland woman will find out just how serious disability fraud charges can be, after being indicted by the US Department of Justice (DOJ) on March 3,… Read More »

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Maryland Employer Duties For Employees Working Outdoors In Cold Weather

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Bone-chilling cold weather can leave you shivering with chattering teeth in just a few short minutes outside, so you can imagine the implications if you need to work in such conditions. During Maryland winters, it is likely that you will find yourself in such a situation if your job requires outdoor tasks. Humans begin… Read More »

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How Could I Lose SSDI/SSI Disability Benefits After Being Approved?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

You breathe a sigh of relief when the Social Security Administration (SSA) approves your application for disability benefits and you are now receiving payments. The amounts you receive through the two primary federal disability programs go a long way to support your needs when you cannot work because of a medical condition. However, approval… Read More »

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Violence In Health Care: Maryland Workers’ Comp Laws Protect Employees

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It may come as a surprise to learn about the high incidence of injuries and illnesses among health care workers, but it is even more shocking to learn that workplace violence plays a significant role. The Joint Commission, a nonprofit group that accredits hospitals and health care organizations, reports that employees in this sector… Read More »

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Trial Work Period For SSDI Recipients: Answers To Your FAQs

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) program aims to provide essential financial support to individuals who cannot work because of a disabling medical condition, but not all recipients will receive benefits indefinitely. If you have achieved a certain level of recovery, you might want to return to the workforce, but doing so can be… Read More »

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Workplace Accidents Put Maryland Warehouse Employees At Risk Of Serious Injuries

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While accidents and injuries can occur in any industry, there are certain market sectors where the dangers to employees are more severe. Data from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission reveals that warehouse workers are at a high risk of work-related medical conditions: The storage and warehousing industry comprises 3.1 percent of all workers’ compensation… Read More »

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4 Steps To Success In Getting SSI Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While the vast majority of individuals seeking disability benefits will qualify because of their work history, many applicants will pursue a claim under the needs-based program overseen by the Social Security Administration (SSA): Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Like almost any dealings with the government, you probably realize that there is a lengthy application process…. Read More »

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How Will COLA 2022 Impact My Social Security Disability Benefits?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The Social Security Administration (SSA) annual announcement about the Cost-of-Living Adjustment (COLA) rarely gets much media attention but this year’s spike is making headlines. The COLA for 2022 represents a 5.9 percent increase over 2021, and it will impact recipients of Social Security Disability (SSDI) and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits. COLA is based… Read More »

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