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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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FAQs About Workers’ Compensation in Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When you are hurt at work, you will have a wide range of questions about your rights and what to do next. Though the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) can be a useful resource, the website and employees may not be able to provide practical advice. You should consult with an experienced workers’ comp… Read More »

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Top Five Occupational Diseases in Maryland Workplaces

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Though workplace accidents like falls and crashes can cause serious injuries, some workers may suffer bodily harm through occupational disease. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an “occupational” illness or injury is one that occurs over the course of multiple work shifts. For this reason, it can be difficult… Read More »

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Four To-Dos After Suffering a Workplace Injury in Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer injuries in a workplace accident, you may be eligible to receive monetary benefits under Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws. The ball is in your court, however, so you will need to take action and meet specific deadlines to ensure your injury is covered. You risk a denial of your claim if you… Read More »

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What to Expect When Settling a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There is no legal requirement for any party to settle a workers’ compensation claim, but some employees who are injured in workplace accidents find that doing so provides a number of advantages. Under workers’ compensation laws administered by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, an employee, employer, or insurance company can settle at any time… Read More »

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Your Rights Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation Laws

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Accidents in the workplace are common, causing injuries to around 65,000 workers in Maryland every year according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Victims do have rights under state workers’ compensation laws, but these cases work very differently as compared to typical personal injury cases based upon negligence. For one, workers’ compensation claims are… Read More »

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Tips to Prevent Work-Related Accidents

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Work-related accidents affect employers as well as employees. Employers should be proactive and mitigate workplace hazards. Accidents can often be avoided by using caution, concentrating on the task in front of you, and maintaining a safe work space. It is up to employers to enact and enforce remedies to keep workers safe. If your… Read More »

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Common Workplace Injuries

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Accident will occur no matter what or where we are and the workplace is not an exception. Employers strive to provide a safe working environment. Being aware of the possible hazards can help employees avoid injuries. Taking the time to learn about common workplace accidents is beneficial for both employers and employees. Unfortunately, injuries… Read More »

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What Type of Benefits are You Entitled to When Filing Workers’ Compensation

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

The type of workers’ compensation disability benefit a worker can recover is based on the severity of their injury and their ability to perform their job duties. Is the injury temporary or permanent? Is the worker totally or partially disabled? Determining these factors will establish the type of disability benefit an injured worker will… Read More »

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