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Jury Verdict In Favor Of Montgomery County Bus Driver

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

School bus drivers spend hours transporting children to and from school in order to ensure that they arrive in a safe and timely manner. After years of performing this vital service for the community, the wear and tear on the bodies of bus drivers can have a profound impact on their ability to do… Read More »

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Workers’ Compensation Claims Process – How long does it take to get a hearing and what is a “consideration date?

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

One of the most common questions I receive from clients concerns how long it takes to get a hearing before the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. As with any court or judicial body, the Commission sets its own schedule and the claimants and attorneys appearing before it are subject to that schedule. Generally speaking, however,… Read More »

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Ken Berman Expands Law as to PTSD for Fire Fighters

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a huge issue among first responders and can quickly develop into a serious and life threatening condition. Studies show that Post Traumatic Stress Disorder can lead to dangerous and suicidal thoughts among those who suffer from it. A study published by the Journal of Affective Disorders in 2015 found… Read More »

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Facts About Injuries for Fire Fighters and First Responders

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Fire fighters get injured at work more than the general population. If that seems logical to those who perform the job, now there are official numbers to back it up. In 2014 there were 63,350 fire fighter injuries which occurred in the line of duty, a decrease of 3.8% from 2013 when there were… Read More »

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Hard Fought Court Victory for Widow of Deceased Fire Fighter

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Attorney Ken Berman has secured death benefits for the widow of a deceased fire fighter in a three (3) day jury trial. The Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission had found that the Claimant, a fire fighter who was not diagnosed with multiple myeloma until 23 years after last running a call, did not sustain a… Read More »

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Injuries from Prescription Related Side Effects for Firefighters

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Over the years, I have represented thousands of you for claims arising out of work related, as well as non-work related, injuries and/or diseases. Unfortunately, not only have you had to worry about the injuries and the diseases themselves, other concerns have arisen besides the dangers of your profession. Recently, many of the treatments… Read More »

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Hearing Loss and Tinnitis Claims – Maryland Workers’ Compensation Law

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

By Clifford B. Sobin, Esq. Occupational Deafness claims under Maryland Workers Compensation generally involve two different medical problems. The first is actual inability to hear sounds. This is referred to as hearing loss. The second often shows up as “ringing in the ears” and frequently is caused by tinnitus. Despite the fact that they… Read More »

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Maryland Workers’ Compensation Dependency Benefits – The 2011 Legislation

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

By Clifford Sobin, Esq. As of October 1, 2011, Maryland’s manner of compensating dependents of employees who die due to injuries or diseases sustained as a result of their job has changed! The new law will immediately impact all employees and their dependents other than employees of municipal corporations or counties that have a… Read More »

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Key Differences In The Vocational Rehabilitation Process In Maryland And The District Of Columbia

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Vocational Benefits The Workers’ Compensation statutes in both the State of Maryland and the District of Columbia offer a benefit to injured workers who desire to return to work: called Vocational Rehabilitation (often called “Voc Rehab” for short). Vocational Rehabilitation arises in a workers’ compensation case when the injured worker’s medical treatment is complete,… Read More »

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Facts About Injuries For Fire Fighters And First Responders

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Fire fighters get injured at work more than the general population. If that seems logical to those who perform the job, now there are official numbers to back it up. In 2014 there were 63,350 fire fighter injuries which occurred in the line of duty, a decrease of 3.8% from 2013 when there were… Read More »

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