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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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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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