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4 Maryland Workers’ Comp Laws All Employees Should Know

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Even if you do not work in an industry that is well-known for workplace accidents and occupational diseases, it is still important to know your rights under workers’ compensation laws in Maryland. Job-related medical conditions are more common than you think, as the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there are almost… Read More »

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Does Maryland Workers’ Comp Cover Surgery?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

You could suffer injuries at work in any number of ways, from falls and trips to electrocution and repetitive strain. On-the-job conditions can take their toll, and data from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission indicates the body parts that are most often affected by workplace accidents. Taking the top spot is lower back injuries… Read More »

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Does Hearing Loss Qualify for Workers’ Compensation?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Maryland’s workers’ compensation system provides benefits to anyone with an on-the-job injury. Hearing loss is a serious problem, affecting manufacturing and construction workers in large numbers, as well as anyone who works in a loud environment. The federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has passed noise standards to protect workers from excess noise…. Read More »

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Can Nurses Receive Workers’ Compensation for Needlestick Injuries?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Nurses work around many sharp instruments, from scalpels to needles. It is unsurprising that many nurses will accidentally get poked by one of these objects. In the nursing profession, these are called “sharps” or “needlestick” injuries. The great risk is that a nurse will become exposed to someone else’s blood or bodily fluids and,… 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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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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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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Workers’ Comp for Injuries in Maryland Office Buildings

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Construction, agriculture, and public safety are the industries you expect to top the list when it comes to workplace injuries. Most people do not see executives, clerical, and administrative, and professionals as working in a hazardous environment, but you would be surprised at the figures. According to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (MD WCC),… Read More »

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