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Celebrating OUR FIRM'S 30TH ANNIVERSARY

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to over 20 with offices throughout the State.

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Attorneys

For 30 years, the dedicated attorneys at Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP have been serving the hard-working people of Maryland and Washington, D.C. who get up every morning, hit the streets, and give their all to make sure our cities are clean and safe and running smoothly for the benefit of the children and families who make their home here in the heart of the nation. Our lawyers can be found fighting to get our clients the benefits or compensation that they and their families need from the courthouse to the statehouse, where we advocate for legislative changes that will improve the lives of working men and women. At Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP, we are proud to represent Maryland’s brave first-responders and the many other workers we all depend on to keep our state functioning.

Employees in Maryland understand that their jobs come with risks, but they show up every day ready to give it their all. When these workers are injured, it is vital that they have the support they need to recover the benefits to which they are entitled. Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP’s experienced workers’ compensation attorneys realize that the benefits available through workers’ comp are vital for the well-being and recovery of employees, as well as their families who depend on them as providers and caregivers.

Suffering an injury at work is frustrating and difficult, especially if it stops you from performing your job. Remember that you do not have to face the aftermath of a work-related injury on your own. Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP’s workers’ compensation attorneys know how to navigate the workers’ compensation system to get our clients the support they are entitled to – and we are just a phone call away. Reach us at our offices in Lutherville (Baltimore), Gaithersburg or Frederick for a consultation with one of our Maryland workers’ compensation attorneys.

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Who Does Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP Represent?

Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP is proud to represent firefighters, paramedics, EMTs, law enforcement officers, corrections officers, teachers, school support personnel, communications workers, truck drivers, food service workers and all the other employees we all rely on to make Maryland a great place to live and raise a family. The attorneys at Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP work to build relationships with our clients. When you start working with an attorney at our firm, they will stay with you as your point of contact throughout your case. We want you to know who represents you and that your attorney has your back from start to finish.

Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP is the largest workers’ compensation law firm in Maryland representing injured workers; we have the ability and resources to help clients throughout the state. Our attorneys come from diverse backgrounds, which helps us represent the diverse population of employees in Maryland. We have attorneys and staff members who are fluent in Spanish and can work with clients without any concerns over language barriers. We want every one of our clients to feel at ease and be able to communicate with us about their claims.

Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP Takes on the Challenging Cases

Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP’s attorneys do not just look for easy cases; we take the challenging ones that might require more time and resources to pursue. One of our firm’s founders literally wrote the book on workers’ compensation – a two-volume treatise that continues to serve as the go-to resource on workers’ comp in Maryland. Our lawyers never shy away from cases that will likely go to trial. We take on the tough cases and are ready to go beyond the Commission and into the courts when needed. Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP’s lawyers have represented clients not just in tens of thousands of hearings but have also handled hundreds of workers’ compensation jury trials and appeals before both of Maryland’s highest courts. From an advocacy standpoint, you won’t find another law firm in Maryland with a stronger reputation in the legal community for skill and determination in workers’ compensation litigation. If other attorneys have turned down your case or declined to take it past an administrative hearing, call Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP to evaluate your claim and help you get results.

Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP’s Attorneys are Here to Meet All of Our Clients’ Legal Needs

Our representation of the hard-working people of Maryland extends beyond workers’ compensation. Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP covers many other areas of law in which our clients often need experienced representation.

Most people do not anticipate needing an attorney. We know that our clients come to see us at a difficult time in their lives. It is our job to put you at ease and help you navigate the legal system in a way that will yield the best results. Although no attorney can predict a case’s outcome, we will put our decades of legal experience to use for you and your family. We build an individualized strategy for each client’s case. Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP believes that you deserve to be treated with respect by an attorney who is there for you and ready to answer your questions.

Call the Maryland Worker’s Compensation Attorneys at Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP Today

If you need legal representation in Maryland, do not hesitate to contact Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP. Call today to speak to one of our dedicated Maryland workers’ compensation attorneys about how we can help you.

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Our Appellate Victories– Changing the Law for You
Montgomery County v. Pirrone

The presumption for heart, lung and hypertension being job related applies to Public Safety workers even after retirement or while off duty.

Downer v. Baltimore County

Emergency medical technicians (EMTs) are public safety employees and are entitled to the same enhanced compensation benefits of other public safety employees.

Fikar v. Montgomery County, Maryland

Injured workers who are receiving service-connected disability retirement can also receive vocational rehabilitation services.

City of Frederick v. Shankle

Employer medical experts who give opinions that the presumption for public safety occupational diseases is not scientifically sound will not be allowed to testify.

Montgomery County v. Deibler

Public Safety workers who are being paid full salary while on light duty can still receive compensation for lost wages they had been earning through overtime prior to their injury.

Montgomery County v. Cochran and Bowen

Clarifying that the occupational deafness statute calculates the age deduction for hearing loss for fire fighters and other injured workers from the last date of injurious exposure, not the date of their audiogram.

Collins v. Montgomery County

Widows and dependents of deceased injured workers are not barred from pursuing benefits if the deceased injured worker had settled their claim before they died.

Roberts v. Montgomery County

It is a work related injury even if injured off the premises, while doing physical training or traveling between assignments in a personal vehicle, if the injured worker was “on the clock” at the time of the injury.

Anderson v. Board of Educ. of Montgomery County

The Commission can award an injured worker greater benefits by combining disability to two specific body parts injured at the same time to an award of disability to the body as a whole.

Bridgett v. Montgomery County

Workers can be entitled to compensation for a medical condition even if no specific study exists relating the condition to that occupation if it can be shown that the duties of the job can lead to the medical condition.

Montgomery County v. Rios

The ability to reopen a workers’ compensation claim when an injured worker’s injury or disease worsens over time was afforded greater flexibility.

Stine v. Montgomery County

The necessity of alternative methods used to calculate an injured worker’s Average Weekly Wage where the standard method would cause an unfair result, was affirmed.

Baltimore County v. Quinlan

Physical injuries that gradually develop over a long period time, rather than from a specific event, are considered to be covered as a work related occupational disease where the job is determined to be the cause of the injury.

DeMott v. CSX Transportation, Inc.

There is a genuine issue of material fact as to whether the Plaintiff was disciplined based upon protected activity under the Federal Rail Safety Act Whistleblower law.

CSX Transportation, Inc. v. Pitts

Upholding a significant jury verdict in a repetitive trauma disorder claim on behalf of a railroad employee.

Baltimore County, Maryland v. Thiergartner

Baltimore County was not entitled to a complete offset of Workers’ Compensation benefits based upon the Claimant's receipt of a deferred retirement option payment.

What Our Clients Have to Say

Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I can't say enough about how amazing this firm is. Our lawyer (Jason) from start to finish was extremely professional. He was very knowledgeable with everything. He took his time to...

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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness From the initial contact made, I was provided quality service, professionalism, courtesy and timely responses. All communication was handled with respect and timeliness. The processes were explained clearly and questions were answered...

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Thank you Matthew Engler and Craig Meyers for your hard work and dedication to my case. Your constant communication and updates as my case progressed was much appreciated!

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Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness Matt and the staff in the Frederick office were outstanding. Matt genuinely cares about his clients and is not just an attorney but an advocate for their best interests and positive outcomes....

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My experience with Mathew Engler and amanda was awesome. I did not have to worry about anything. Was professional, always kept me informed what was going on throughout the process. I would recommend Mathew Engler...

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These 2 have worked their tails off for me and my Workmans comp case. I went into this blinded with not really an idea of what lied ahead. From day one Matt showed genuine concern...

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Beth Shura was amazing to work with. From day one, the entire process was explained to me with patience and understanding. All my questions were quickly answered. Beth did everything she told me she would...

Francis A.

Jaclyne was patient, understanding, and knowledgeable. She made me feel as though I was her only, and most important client. Her customer service is stellar!

Joseph M.

For years Ken has taken care of me as my career in Public Service needed. But not only did he treat me well, he treated my family like an extended family of his own.

JG W.

I just got off the phone with Craig and let him know how thankful we are to you, him and Ken for all your efforts – you are all really terrific to work with!

Val K.

I have used Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP for legal services in the past. I was recently involved in a car accident and was assigned an amazing and talented lawyer, Jaclyne Kartley. Ms. Kartley...

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I am very thankful to Shura. She was very informative in answering my questions and concerns, very accommodating and eased my worries. I was in a bad car accident and suffered injuries. She is a...

L T.

This law firm, and in particular my attorney-Matthew Engler, handled my worker's compensation case in a professional and very capable manor. He made everything understandable and easy for me, and I was very pleased with...

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I had a great experience with Elizabeth! They provided excellent service and always emailed updates, were clear, and patient. Thank you!

Kopy T.

I have been in direct contact with the medical only section of the firm for quite a number of years I am represented by attorney Julie Mirman, and her Paralegal Jequita Carter.

Da'Rrell P.

The best experience I’ve had with a law firm. Jaclyne Kartley was fair, understanding, hard working, made everything clear cut and easy to understand. You will not be disappointed at all by choosing this law...

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I had a great experience with Craig Meyers. He was personable, knowledgeable, and got the job done. They kept me informed every step of the way. Highly recommended.

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The BEST lawyers on the planet. Period!

Michelle H.

This firm has represented me over several years. I recently had a major issue with a Workman's Comp claim. Although it was a very confusing case Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP stood by me...

C G.

As a longtime client of Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP, I have been completely satisfied with their outstanding representation of my legal needs.

Rick R.

I had never had a work related injury, and basically was like a "deer in headlights", I was told that I need an attorney and was directed to Matthew Engler. This has been the best...

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Wonderful people who really work hard for you. Took them a lot of time and energy to get my compensation award from a county government agency that loved to play games, but we won against...

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Excellent law office. I have know Mr. Berman, his partners and staff for thirty years. This is your one stop for legal help.

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The best around.

Michael P.

Ken Berman runs the absolute best law firm I have ever encountered. I known Ken and worked with him on and off for over 24 years. Hes the best!!!

Amed H.

I am writing today to express my deepest gratitude to attorney Gretchen Rogers, Amanda Lenhart and anyone else on Gretchen's team that may have been involved in my case over the last 9+ years. I...

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Outstanding performance and lawyers.

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Great law firm with personable attorneys.

Jose A.

Matt Engler, Amanda Knott I would recommend this firm to anyone. My case was not the easiest to say the least, but this team approached it with a positive and confident attitude. Matt and Amanda...

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Ken handled my disability case and We won , Thanks ken ,always recommend You.

Joseph P.

Jaclyne Kartley helped me with my case in my first accident in the summer of 2019. I really appreciate everything she’s done to help me with my case and my family. She not only was...

Renata D.

Ken, you have always taken care of me and I thank God for you and your staff, especially Thai. She is wonderful and Ken you are the best.

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Matt Engler was phenomenal! He was able to walk me through the steps i needed for my case and explain everything as we went through it all together. He is super responsive usually responding back...

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A focused Law firm that provides, a thorough representation of your legal issues as quickly and efficiently as possible. Their wealth of experience and professionalism is amazing. Great team work that walk you through your...

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Attorney Matt Engler has represented me in a couple cases now. In my job, getting hurt is almost a given. Years ago my first injury was represented by an attorney who I felt I was...

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I received an injury at work and was clueless as to the process. When I realized that it was prudent to find representation, Matthew Engler was highly recommended to me. When I called him, he...

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I had never had a work related injury, and basically was like a "deer in headlights", I was told that I need an attorney and was directed to Matthew Engler. This has been the best...

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Matthew Engler is my attorney for my workers comp case. I had no idea even where to begin with anything. He educated me on everything including the history of workers comp. Any questions I had...

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In 2017 my case started with worker’s compensation with this group from the Frederick office , not a time went by that when I had a question or something from the doctors they was for...

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I had a worker’s compensation case and Allyson Bloom and Holly foster worked very hard on my case and definitely tried everything in their power to get treatment approved it was a very smooth process...

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Mr. Engler was a pleasure to work with. He went above and beyond to make sure I was taken care of. His staff was extremely courteous and helpful throughout this entire experience. If you want...

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This was my first need of any form of lawyer and I'm happy Mr.Charles Schultz was referred to me. He was helpful, informative, and very polite. He kept up with me on new information involving...

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Matt Engler made my workman’s comp claim process easy and straight forward. He is very detail oriented and professional. Highly recommend!

Colin M.

After my on the job incident, I obtained the help of Matthew Engler (Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP) to represent me. Matt is very knowledgeable and this was demonstrated by him walking me through...

Todd G.

Mr. Engler and his colleagues are knowledgable and treat their clients exceptionally. I would highly recommend their office to anyone injured on the job.

Josh W.

Matt Engler is a top notch attorney. He is attentive to detail, caring and very helpful. I would highly recommend Matt to anyone who is looking for an attorney to handle their case with precision,...

Margaret N.

Matt is the best! All of my concerns/problems were addressed immediately. I never had to worry about anything in the hands of Matt Engler!

Christopher S.

Al Gross was my attorney years ago when I was in a car accident. He ALWAYS went above and beyond for me. I highly recommend using this firm. Thank you for fighting in my corner...

F18 C.

Matt Is an awesome lawyer he makes his clients a priority I wouldn’t use anyone but him he put 100% into our case and the end result was beautiful thank you so much Matt

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Matthew J. Engler, Esq. handled my workers compensation case and far exceeded my expectations. I would highly recommend Matthew J. Engler, Esq. to anyone in need of a highly motivated and skilled lawyer.

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Top notch firm that cares about its clients and ensuring that no small detail goes unnoticed. I typically do not leave reviews, but after the service I received at this firm, I can honestly say...

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This is the second time Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP have looked after me. Beth Shura is a top-notch lawyer, extremely personable and will take the stress out of the situation. She fights for...

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Craig Myers was wonderful - I was re-ended by Propane Truck that totaled my car - he got me compensation for the car and all medical bills plus pain and suffering. I HIGHLY recommend him!...

Ana P.

Great group of individuals. Have the working men and women's best interests at heart!!

Michael C.

I am extremely satisfied with the outstanding performance of Ari as well as paralegals, Lindsay and Lauren. That case was settled in 2014. Recently, Beth worked tirelessly and deligently and more than delivered! I was...

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Matt a man with integrity! Definitely " PROFESSIONAL" I highly recommend!

Richard S.

Has been helping me for over 10 years. There is none better.

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I would like to congratulate Mr. Ari N. Laric Esq. on the fantastic job he did on my Workman's Compensation case. Ari created an atmosphere of honesty and trust, something not always found in an...

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The very best, professional, and of attentive firm I ever had the pleasure of working with! Charles Schultz is a very brilliant attorney. His attention to detail is second to none. He became family, and...

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Charles Schultz has been my attorney for a worker's comp case since 2016. My case has been a very long complicated case. Charles has hung in there with me every step of the way. He...

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Facing a Work Comp case in the lovely state of Maryland is very daunting, stressful, and downright intimidating however I was fortunate to learn about Charles Schultz through my significant other, who had used him...

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Jaclyne Kartley helped me with my case in my first accident in the summer of 2019. I really appreciate everything she’s done to help me with my case and my family. She not only was...

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I was very nervous about seeking legal assistance for my work related injury. When I 1st met with Attorney Charles he was very calm and welcoming and knowledgeable about my particular type of case, he...

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Ken Berman is not just an excellent lawyer. He is a human being of the highest order.

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I had the pleasure of working with Matt Engler during two different incidents. I can honestly say, Matt turned a long drastic process very easy for me. He explained every step of the process in...

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Mr. Berman helped to save my life - no hyperbole, no B.S. - he cares about helping his clients heal. I will never use anyone else if I'm ever in the position of needing legal...

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One year ago today I made the call to your office. The best decision I could make. I wanted to share with you how impressed I am with your staff and your professionalism. In one...

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Craig did a great job representing me! He's the lawyer I have trusted with my legal needs because he's professional, knowledgeable, and keeps me informed about my case. Craig puts 100%+ into his clients to...

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I have already spoken to someone in your office, and a phone call has been arranged. I wanted to thank you, in writing, for your kindness and prompt response. Customer service is a dying art,...

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Worked with Matt Engler on my claim and am very happy with his professionalism and dedication to his clients. I highly recommend him and have referred coworkers and friends to him.

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I would like to express my gratitude for your efforts and dedication for my disability case. It's has been quite a long and upsetting process but you have handled my case in an extremely competent...

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Michael Feldman represented my interests in 3 separate cases. In each, he handled himself with complete professionalism and the results were outstanding. His thoroughness, attention to detail and dogged persistence were the reasons for success...

Martin

I received the check today. I could not believe it until I saw the check. Thank you so much. You have improved my family's quality of life tenfold.

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These guys go above and beyond! They always have your best interest in mind.

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I would like to express my thanks to Amanda Knott and Gretchen Rogers for their patience with me through my ordeal with my workers comp claim. I was impressed from the very beginning when I...

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You have been kind throughout this process and I appreciate your professionalism as well as your gentle concern. Thanks for helping us and all the others who need your legal expertise. We are grateful.

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Thanks to Mr. Shultz's aggressive and professional work ethic style I was able to receive the medical services and compensation pertaining to my case.

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I can honestly say this firm is simply TOP NOTCH! They not only have handled countless cases for my members that require their services, they also have gone well beyond their "scope" to help some...

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I wanted to compliment your law firm on having Amanda Knott as a paralegal. She worked tirelessly for almost 2 years making sure I understood what was happening and at the same time keeping all...

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The attention and professional care the staff has taken toward my needs has always been excellent. I have no complaints nor worries that my issues discussed are not addressed.

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Meet the Team
Ken Berman Founding Partner kberman@bsgfdlaw.com
Areas of Practice
  • Workers' Compensation
  • Personal Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
Education
  • University of Rochester, BA (cum laude)
  • George Washington University, JD
About Ken
Ken has many varied interests outside of the law. In addition to travel and hiking, he is an avid reader, boxes and takes yoga for exercise and release, and studies ancient texts for insightful meanings. He has a wife of 30 years who runs her own business, and two sons, one a COO and entrepreneur and the other music engineering whiz who founded a music artist promotion company.Ken brings his “better way” focus to his life, his work and his family. Family dinners are legendary, lively – often raucous – affairs where new, inventive and better ideas are raised, discussed and debated. Learn More
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