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4 Things to Expect at a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Mediation

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In a perfect world, after being injured at work, you would report the incident to your employer, file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company, and start receiving benefits promptly after being approved. Unfortunately, many employees encounter significant challenges in the process. If you disagree with the benefits amount or were denied… Read More »

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When Maryland Employers Fail to Report a Work-Related Injury

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you were hurt in an on-the-job accident, you have a duty to let your employer know about your injuries within 10 days after the incident. Doing so triggers two legal obligations for your employer: The company is required by state law to submit a “First Report of Injury” to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation… Read More »

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How Long Will My Maryland Workers’ Compensation Benefits Last?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you were hurt in a workplace accident and approved for workers’ compensation, you might wonder how long you can receive benefits under the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) system. One of your biggest concerns will be medical care, so it will be a relief to know that your treatment is covered. Workers’ compensation… Read More »

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Increased Threat of Injuries for Maryland Road Construction Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Road construction is a very valuable, essential service, so it’s a very rewarding occupation for workers who enjoy high job satisfaction. However, the workplace environment is also a very dangerous one. According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), hazards present on road construction sites are among the top contributing causes… Read More »

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The Going and Coming Rule in Maryland Workers’ Comp Claims

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Motor vehicle crashes are among the top causes of fatalities and injuries in the US, and they’re just as much of a threat at work as they are when you’re driving for personal reasons. Data compiled by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), car accidents rank first or second as the… Read More »

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Workers’ Comp Benefits for Maryland Car Accident Victims

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While slips, falls, and being struck by an object are common causes of injuries in the workplace, the U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reveals another frequent risk for Maryland employees: Transportation-related accidents. Vehicle crashes have topped the list of fatal on-the job incidents for the last few years, comprising 40 percent… Read More »

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Winter Weather Means Hazardous Conditions for Construction Site Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The days are shorter around Maryland, meaning snow, sleet, and other winter weather will be coming soon. For construction employees, the cold season brings tough work conditions and an increased risk of accidents. Even with plenty of training and compliance with safety rules, weather-related incidents can lead to severe injuries. If you’re hurt in… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Comp Benefits for Occupational Diseases

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Workplace accidents are common in Maryland, often leading to serious injuries for employees caught off-guard by sudden threats. These incidents aren’t the only safety risk to workers, however, as severe occupational diseases can result from on-the-job conditions. The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention describes potential hazards, how they enter the body, and… Read More »

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5 Questions to Ask Your Maryland Workers’ Comp Attorney

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

For the 62,600 Maryland employees who suffer workplace injuries annually according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the first consequence is the physical pain. Once you seek proper medical attention and get on the road to recovery, however, there are many other pressing concerns. Not only will you incur bills for medical treatment,… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission Announces New Benefit Rates for 2019

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

By law, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (MWCC) is required to determine the maximum compensation payable to qualifying injured workers every year. In most years, the amount changes to adjust to inflation, the cost of living, and other economic factors. The MWCC recently published its Maximum Rate of Benefits For Calendar Year 2019. They… Read More »

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