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Monthly Archives: September 2021

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Employee Vs. Independent Contractor

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

The distinction between employee and independent contractor may seem like a fairly arbitrary one until you’re injured on the job. In Maryland, almost all employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance that provides coverage for employees who sustain injuries on the job as a result of their employment. Only employees are eligible for… Read More »

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Legal Options For An Independent Contractor Injured On The Job

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you are an employee injured at work you likely qualify for workers’ compensation coverage through your employer. This coverage provides medical care and full or partial wage replacement while you recover from your injury or illness. However, if you are not classified as an employee, these benefits are not available. Many independent contractors… Read More »

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Why To Say ‘No’ To Recorded Statements With Insurance Adjusters

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

After an accident, it can be difficult to know where to turn for support and what to do first. Insurance claim adjusters can seem friendly and you may think they are trying to be helpful, like any other customer service agent, but their friendly demeanor and helpful facade are very strategic. Insurance adjusters have… Read More »

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Understanding The Idiopathic Defense

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you are a Maryland employee who has been injured or developed an illness or disease at work, you may have filed a workers’ compensation claim. However, just because you filed a claim does not mean that it will be approved. In fact, there is a good chance your claim will be denied. Sometimes… Read More »

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Failing To Diagnose A Heart Attack

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

It doesn’t take an expert to conclude that failing to diagnose a heart attack can have fatal consequences. Generally, cardiac episodes require prompt and effective treatment to keep from becoming life-threatening. If you or a oved one sought medical help upon experiencing cardiac symptoms, but were turned away, misdiagnosed, or given improper treatment, you… Read More »

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Car Accident Fatalities Peak Over Summer Months

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

There’s no arguing that summer is a great time to be on the road. Statistics show that people drive more roadway miles from June to August than they do during any other time of the year. The good weather and time off of school and work can lead many people to take day trips… Read More »

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I Was In A Car Accident, Should I Call A Lawyer?

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Many people think there is some threshold of severity that must be reached in a car accident before they can call a lawyer. Maybe they think they should only call if their car is totaled or if they have to go to the hospital via ambulance.  They are wrong; any time you are injured… Read More »

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Watch Out For Deadly Red-Light Runners

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Red-light running has been increasing steadily in Maryland and throughout the United States despite a rise in the number of red-light cameras. In fact, despite more efforts to control traffic and improve traffic safety, fatalities caused by the running of red lights have recently hit a decade-long high. Speeding increased dramatically over the pandemic,… Read More »

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Have You Been Injured By A Pressure Washer?

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

You may think of a pressure washer as just another appliance, but pressure washers are high-powered tools that can cause serious bodily harm when used incorrectly or without proper care. In fact, pressure washers exert up to 4,000 square pounds of force per inch. That’s an incredible amount of force exerted on a concentrated… Read More »

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