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Next Steps After A Workers’ Compensation Denial In Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In an ideal world, an employee who is injured on the job or suffering from an occupational disease could file a workers’ compensation claim and receive prompt payment. Unfortunately, the road to getting benefits is not always a smooth one. Your claim may be denied by your employer’s insurance company, perhaps on the grounds… Read More »

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Maryland Employer Duties For Employees Working Outdoors In Cold Weather

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Bone-chilling cold weather can leave you shivering with chattering teeth in just a few short minutes outside, so you can imagine the implications if you need to work in such conditions. During Maryland winters, it is likely that you will find yourself in such a situation if your job requires outdoor tasks. Humans begin… Read More »

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Statistics On Police Officer Injuries In Maryland

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

There is no question that members of the law enforcement community face some of the most challenging, deadly work-related conditions, but some specific figures demonstrate the dangers. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission receives approximately 2,100 claims by police officers annually, covering both on-the-job injuries and occupational diseases. Not only does this place law enforcement… Read More »

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Understanding Disability Benefits Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation Laws

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you were hurt at work or suffered from an occupational disease, it is encouraging to know that Maryland workers’ compensation laws were enacted to support you and your financial needs. The statute specifically covers employees who suffer from “accidental personal injury,” which includes any medical condition that arises out of and in the… Read More »

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How Do I Pay A Maryland Workers’ Comp Lawyer For Legal Services?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you suffer from a work-related medical condition and need to retain a Maryland workers’ compensation lawyer, it is understandable that you have concerns about how to pay for legal services. You have already incurred bills for medical treatment and may be continuing to receive care. Plus, your work-related injuries or occupational disease may… Read More »

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CEO Coalition Announced Renewed Commitment To Protecting The Health Care Workforce

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

A recent initiative to promote workplace safety in the health care industry may be of interest to hospital workers who put their lives at risk in the interests of providing quality patient care. The CEO Coalition, composed of the top executives from leading hospitals and health systems nationwide, announced renewed commitment to protect the… Read More »

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What To Do After A Maryland Workplace Accident Prior To Retaining Counsel

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Work-related accidents and occupational illnesses remain a threat to Maryland workers, and data compiled by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) is proof that employees are constantly at risk. Every year, there are almost 65,000 total recorded cases of workplace medical conditions, 36,400 of which involve days away from work, a job transfer,… Read More »

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How Long Does It Take To Settle A Maryland Workers’ Comp Claim?

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you were injured at work and qualify for benefits under Maryland’s workers’ compensation laws, you might eventually be in the position to consider settling your claim. Many employees will face the same scenario, and regulations established by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (MD WCC) do provide guidance on the process. Some aspects of… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Comp Laws And Benefits For Injured Supermarket Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

At first glance, the data on nonfatal occupational injuries and illnesses specifically focusing on Maryland supermarket workers does not appear to be concerning. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that there are around 1,600 total reported cases of medical conditions every year from employees at grocers and food markets, just a fraction… Read More »

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Heavy Equipment Operators Must Take Quick Action After A Work Accident

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

While it is possible to suffer from a work-related injury or occupational disease in any industry, there can be no question that some market sectors present higher risks for workers. Considering their employment environment and job tasks, heavy equipment operators most definitely face unique hazards. Fortunately, under Maryland workers’ compensation laws, all employers with… Read More »

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