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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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What are Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits for Injured Maryland Workers?

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Vocational rehabilitation is a specific benefit available to qualifying employees under Maryland workers’ compensation laws. To qualify for vocational rehabilitation, the employee must sustain an injury arising out of their employment. Furthermore, the injury in question must prevent the employee from returning to their previous job duties and responsibilities. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission… Read More »

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Maryland Firefighters Will Benefit from New Workers’ Compensation Law

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Firefighters in Maryland will benefit from expanded workers’ compensation protection with the signing of a new law, according to a press release from the Office of Governor Larry Hogan. Now firefighters will have a presumed occupational disease if they contract certain types of cancer. The governor recently signed House Bill 595 (H.B. 595) into… Read More »

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Maryland Senate Approves Medical Marijuana for Workers’ Compensation Coverage

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Voting in unanimous fashion, the Maryland Senate passed a new bill to require medical marijuana coverage in workers’ compensation cases, according to an article by Business Insurance. Officially referred to as Senate Bill 854 (S.B. 854), this legislative measure aims to change existing workers’ compensation regulations and allow medical marijuana as part of approved… Read More »

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Analyzing Maryland Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Permanent Disability

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When a covered employee suffers a qualifying injury arising out of employment, Maryland Workers’ compensation provide an avenue for financial compensation and other benefits. In certain cases, the work-related accident can even result in temporary or permanent disability. Though the benefits available under Maryland law do change based on the type of disability. On… Read More »

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Comparing Temporary Workers’ Compensation Benefits in Maryland

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Workers’ compensation exists to provide financial benefits to covered employees who suffer a qualifying injury at the workplace. Although there are restrictions on the types of covered employees and qualifying injuries, many injured workers can secure temporary workers’ compensation benefits to help reduce their financial burden. Temporary Total Disability Benefits Temporary total disability benefits… Read More »

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What Types of Employees Qualify for Maryland Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

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Under Maryland law, workers’ compensation benefits are limited to situations where a person suffered an accidental personal injury or occupational disease arising out of and in the course of employment. But only workers who qualify as covered employees can get access to workers’ compensation benefits. Conversely, other employees are not covered and, thus, ineligible… Read More »

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Maryland Governor Appoints Former Executive to Workers’ Compensation Commission

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After losing his reelection bid, former Howard County Executive Allan Kittleman will continue to serve the State of Maryland in as a workers’ compensation commissioner, reported The Baltimore Sun. Governor Larry Hogan appointed Kittleman to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission last month. According to a spokesperson from the Governor’s office, Kittleman will be responsible… Read More »

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