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What If I’m Laid Off While Receiving Workers’ Compensation?

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When an injured worker is focused on healing, it is likely they are not thinking about what will happen to their workers’ compensation if they are laid off from their job, but layoffs and terminations do happen. While there are legal reasons to let someone go, including economic retractions, an employer cannot legally let… Read More »

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Reopening Your Baltimore Business During the Pandemic

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As many Maryland businesses are reopening or planning to reopen, cases of COVID-19, the illness caused by coronavirus, continue to be discovered around the country. If you are a worker headed back to the workplace or an employer concerned about how to best keep employee’s safe and avoid workers’ compensation disputes, talk to a… Read More »

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Common Workplace Injuries for Retail Workers

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According to a national insurer of American businesses, there are a few injuries that are commonly reported within the retail industry. These injuries result in pain, hospital bills, and days of missed work. In fact, the report cites an average of 24 days of work missed due to retail job injuries. Payouts from Retail… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases in Baltimore

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Illnesses and sicknesses transfer from person to person and while it is understood it is not possible to file a claim in connection with common ailments such as the cold and flu, there are times a compensation claim is appropriate. Such as when an illness in connection with hazardous workplace conditions. If you developed… Read More »

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Maryland Court Finds Large Company Liable for Workers’ Compensation Benefits

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Despite an independent contract, a Maryland appellate court determined that a large company was liable to a farm worker for workers’ compensation benefits, according to a decision by the Court of Special Appeals. To understand the significance of this decision, it will be necessary to examine relevant factual background, procedural history, and legal analysis…. Read More »

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Examining 4 Legal Elements of Workers’ Compensation in Maryland

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Workers’ compensation in Maryland is a legal doctrine that addresses the liability for injuries and diseases that occur in the employment context. This doctrine applies when an employee sustains a qualifying injury — or contracts an occupational disease — as a function of performing their job duties. In these cases, the injured employee can… Read More »

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New Maryland Law Expands Workers’ Compensation for Fire & Rescue Personnel

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Among many other new laws set to take effect on October 1st, fire and rescue personnel will benefit from expanded workers’ compensation coverage, according to an article by the Maryland Reporter. Under existing Maryland workers’ compensation law, certain public service employees have a presumption of an occupational disease. This presumption is due to the… Read More »

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Assessing the Requirements for Filing Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Workers’ compensation is a legal mechanism that helps injured employee secure benefits for certain accidental injuries that occur in the workplace. Assuming the employment situation and injury are eligible under Maryland workers’ compensation laws, then it is possible for an injured employee to receive compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and diminished working capacity…. Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission Barred from Adjusting Past Award

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The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (the Commission) is not allowed to change the rates of past benefit awards, according to this decision by the Maryland Court of Special Appeals. This appellate court determined that Maryland law only permits the Commission to change future awards of workers’ compensation benefits in limited circumstances. To gain an… Read More »

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What are the Maximum Rates for Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Maryland?

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In Maryland, the Workers’ Compensation Commission (the Commission) is responsible for setting the maximum benefit rates every calendar year. As established in Maryland Code of Labor Employment Section 9-603, the Commission uses data from the Department of Labor to determine the state average for weekly wages annually. This average wage is applied to calculate… Read More »

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