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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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FAQs About Maryland Workers’ Comp For Airline Employees

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

As a passenger, you are probably pleased to learn that air travel is one of the safest forms of transportation in the world. According to Reuters, the number of large commercial airline crashes in 2020 was down more than 50 percent – no doubt due, in part, to COVID-19 travel restrictions and lockdowns. Still,… Read More »

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5 Top Accident Risks For Maryland Warehouse Workers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

At first glance, data from the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) does not raise any red flags regarding workplace injuries to Maryland warehouse employees. There are around 4,100 recordable cases of on-the-job injuries every year, just a fraction of the 64,900 total across all public and private industries. However, 3,100 of these cases… Read More »

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OSHA Violations Put Maryland Construction Workers At Risk Of Serious Injury

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

If you guessed that the Maryland construction workplace is among the most dangerous for employees across all industries, you would be correct. According to the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), approximately 1 in 5 fatalities in the private sector in 2019 were in construction. This figure continues a years-long trend of construction sites… Read More »

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Know Your Employer’s Duties To Protect Yourself After A Workplace Accident

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

When you are injured in a workplace accident or develop an occupational illness, your first priorities are seeking proper medical care, getting on the road to recovery, and returning to your job as quickly as possible. Fortunately, you have support with all of these objectives through Maryland workers’ compensation laws. By following the regulations… Read More »

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Top OSHA Citations Against Maryland Employers

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

As part of its efforts to reduce the potential for serious workplace accidents and protect employees, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) conducts inspections of companies across the US. The review may be entirely random or triggered by a complaint or tip, but inspectors meticulously scrutinize a company’s conditions, safety practices and policies,… Read More »

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4 Things to Expect at a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Mediation

By Steinhardt, Siskind and Lieberman, LLC |

In a perfect world, after being injured at work, you would report the incident to your employer, file a claim with your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance company, and start receiving benefits promptly after being approved. Unfortunately, many employees encounter significant challenges in the process. If you disagree with the benefits amount or were denied… Read More »

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