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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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Maximum Benefits for Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Under Maryland state law, workers’ compensation provides an efficient mechanism for addressing workplace injuries. For covered employees and employers, the workers’ compensation system allows for quick resolution of workplace incidents. The employee can receive financial assistance with medical bills and diminished earning capacity. The employer can avoid the danger of a costly and time-consuming… Read More »

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The Interpreter Program for Maryland Workers’ Compensation Hearings

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For qualifying, work-related injuries in Maryland, workers’ compensation allows the injured employee to recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages and other related costs. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (the Commission) oversees and administers workers’ compensation claims across the state. During the hearings process for workers’ compensation claims, it is necessary for the injured… Read More »

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The Appeals Process for Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claims

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Workers’ compensation is a legal system that helps workers receive benefits for job-related injuries. In order to apply for workers’ compensation benefits, the injured worker must submit a request to the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (the Commission). The Commission reviews each request and decides which benefits to award, if any. If the injured worker… Read More »

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Vocational Rehabilitation Benefits Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation

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Workers’ compensation is a legal doctrine that governs injuries that arise out of employment. After suffering a qualifying work-related injury, the employee can obtain compensation and benefits. That being said, the injury must arise in the course of employment to qualify for workers’ compensation benefits. In certain cases, an employee suffers an injury so… Read More »

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