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Social Media & Your Long-Term Disability Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

reunion, you can instead catch up with childhood friends by scrolling through photographs of their recent family vacation from the comfort of your living room couch. Unfortunately, your Facebook or Instagram account can also connect you to an insurance claims adjuster scavenging for information to use against you. Online snooping is real, pervasive—and not… Read More »

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Receiving Long-Term Disability Benefits for Early Onset Dementia

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Dementia is a medical term for medical conditions leading to cognitive decline. The most common symptoms include memory loss, loss of balance, and problems with communication, such as speaking. By far, most people diagnosed with dementia will be 65 or older, with conditions worsening as a person ages. But younger people are increasingly being… Read More »

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Understanding Types of Workers’ Comp Disability Benefits in Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Almost all workers in Maryland are covered by workers’ compensation laws, so you know that there is a support system in place if you are hurt in an accident or suffer from an occupational disease. Fortunately, you do not have to prove that your employer was at fault to be entitled to benefits set… Read More »

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Determining Eligibility for SSDI Disability Benefits

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There are two programs established by the federal government to provide financial support to the disabled, and each incorporates strict rules regarding eligibility. The main distinction between them is that Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) is a type of insurance program that you pay into through deductions from your paycheck. Supplemental Security Income (SSI)… Read More »

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Getting Help, Workers’ Comp Benefits Can be Hard for Amazon Warehouse Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Amazon is now one of the largest companies in America. With over 800 warehouses, Amazon’s business boomed during the pandemic when more people were ordering goods online. During the pandemic, Amazon added 1.6 million workers to its labor force. As the workforce ballooned, so too did the injury rate of Amazon workers. Workers report… Read More »

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Construction Work Among Most Dangerous Professions for Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states that construction work is among the most dangerous professions to work in the U.S. Each year, more than 150,000 construction site accidents and injuries are reported. Construction workers who were injured or killed in construction accidents are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In this article, the Maryland… Read More »

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Will I Lose My Workers’ Compensation Claim if I Fail a Drug Test?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

It’s common practice for workers’ compensation insurers to require a drug test after a workplace accident or injury. Those who use or abuse drugs while on the job could find that their claim is denied. However, the mere use of a drug like marijuana, which is now legal in Maryland for adults, isn’t enough… Read More »

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Tricks Employed by Workers’ Compensation Adjusters to Devalue Your Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Workers’ compensation adjusters are part of the workers’ compensation insurer’s team of individuals who process your claim. While they may play themselves off as your ally, they represent the interests of the insurer and the insurer’s interests are to pay you as little as possible and devalue your claim. In this article, the Maryland… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Comp Benefits for Lower Back Injuries

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Many people assume broken bones or serious head injuries are the most common reasons employees seek workers’ comp benefits, so it is surprising to learn the top disabled body parts. According to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (MD WCC), lower back injuries comprise 21.4 percent of all reported claims. Some are the result of… Read More »

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How Do I Pay for a Maryland Social Security Disability Lawyer?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you have looked into your options under the Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) programs, you can see the benefits of retaining legal counsel for help. Social Security Administration (SSA) regulations on eligibility are strict and the application process complicated, so the risk of errors is high. Of course,… Read More »

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