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5 Top Accident Risks For Maryland Warehouse Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

At first glance, data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not raise any red flags regarding workplace injuries to Maryland warehouse employees. There are around 4,100 recordable cases of on-the-job injuries every year, just a fraction of the 64,900 total across all public and private industries. However, 3,100 of these cases… Read More »

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OSHA Violations Put Maryland Construction Workers At Risk Of Serious Injury

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you guessed that the Maryland construction workplace is among the most dangerous for employees across all industries, you would be correct. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 1 in 5 fatalities in the private sector in 2019 were in construction. This figure continues a years-long trend of construction sites… Read More »

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Know Your Employer’s Duties To Protect Yourself After A Workplace Accident

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When you are injured in a workplace accident or develop an occupational illness, your first priorities are seeking proper medical care, getting on the road to recovery, and returning to your job as quickly as possible. Fortunately, you have support with all of these objectives through Maryland workers’ compensation laws. By following the regulations… Read More »

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Top OSHA Citations Against Maryland Employers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

As part of its efforts to reduce the potential for serious workplace accidents and protect employees, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts inspections of companies across the US. The review may be entirely random or triggered by a complaint or tip, but inspectors meticulously scrutinize a company’s conditions, safety practices and policies,… Read More »

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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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