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How Are Maryland Permanent Partial Disability Benefits Capped?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In a recent case, a Maryland appellate court looked at how an injured worker’s permanent partial disability benefits are capped. The question was whether they were capped by the state average weekly wage in effect on the injury date, or the state average weekly wage for the year when the worker’s permanent partial disability… Read More »

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Maryland Independent Contractors and Workers’ Compensation

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Although independent contractors do not have the right to workers’ compensation benefits in Maryland, there are some cases in which employers have misclassified a worker as an independent contractor when the worker is actually an employee. In Elms v. Renewal by Anderson, the plaintiff (Elms) was a home improvement contractor who owned and operated… Read More »

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Medical Mileage in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In Maryland workers’ compensation cases, mileage reimbursement may be awarded to a claimant who needs to make visits to the hospital. In a recent case, an insurer and an employer appealed summary judgment in favor of an employee who claimed medical mileage in his workers’ compensation case. The employee had gotten hurt while helping… Read More »

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Maximum Medical Improvement in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In a recent case, the Maryland Court of Special Appeals considered whether a claimant who had reached maximum medical improvement could receive temporary total disability benefits under the Workers’ Compensation Act. The case arose when a 68-year-old claimant working at a CVS pharmacy fell on ice outside her workplace. She hurt her mid and… Read More »

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The Going and Coming Rule in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Cases

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In a recent Maryland workers’ compensation case, a firefighter filed a workers’ compensation claim in which he alleged he had been injured on motorcycle while leaving a physical training session at a high school. He was returning to the fire station where he worked on “light duty” because he had a prior compensable back… Read More »

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