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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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If you Were Injured on the Job, Chances are You Qualify for Workers’ Compensation

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Injuries incurred while on the job entitle an employee to seek workers’ compensation to recover certain expenses and benefits. Working with an experienced Maryland workers’ compensation lawyer will ensure you receive the benefits the law affords you. Filing a workers’ compensation claim is not a simple process and requires that the employee show they… Read More »

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Going and Coming Rule in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Case

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In State v. Okafor, a police officer driving to work in uniform was in a car accident. His patrol car had been having engine trouble, so he took it to a repair facility for patrol cars, and he was driving his own car at the time of the accident. His car was clipped, resulting… Read More »

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Sole Proprietor with a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claim

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In Long v. Injured Workers’ Insurance Fund, the court considered a case in which the owner of a flooring installation company, a sole proprietor, was injured. Before 2011, the owner had elected to be a covered employee under LE § 9-227. His company did work as an independent contractor for the contractor Ryan Homes…. Read More »

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Maryland Garbageman Seriously Injured By Coworker

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

Local government employees in Maryland are restricted in their ability to sue for injuries caused by an employer or coworker. In Blue v. Arrington, a Baltimore City employee (Arrington) hurt another employee (Blue) while they were working at their jobs for the City. The injured plaintiff was working as a Seasonal Maintenance Aide on… Read More »

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