Tag Archives: Personal Injury
Jury Verdict In Favor Of Montgomery County Bus Driver
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 »
The Importance of Documenting All of Your Injuries
All too often when workers are injured the focus is on the most severe parts of the body hurt. Frequently the minor pains and bruises from other parts of the body are ignored. However, in a workers’ compensation claim it is very important to report every hurt, bruised, or swollen body part no matter… Read More »
Workers’ Compensation Claims Process – How long does it take to get a hearing and what is a “consideration date?
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 »
Workers’ Compensation and FMLA
If you find yourself injured on the job, and are required to miss work while you recover, you may be concerned about whether your job will still be waiting for you when you are able to return. Certain employees have federal protections available to them, in addition to their workers’ compensation benefits, which they… Read More »
Lessons Learned – Don’t Delay in Reporting or Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim
How long does an injured worker have to file a claim under the DC workers’ compensation system? I decided to write a blog about this issue because I had a new client come into my office recently regarding an injury from a year and a half ago, which occurred at her work in the… Read More »
Why Workers Compensation’ For Police Is More Important Than Ever Before
Police officers are not only covered for accidental injuries arising out of and in the course of their employment, but they are also covered for occupational diseases arising from the unique hazards of their employment such as heart disease, hypertension, and hearing loss. Maryland law presumes that the heart disease or hypertension developed from… Read More »
Why should I file a Workers’ Compensation Claim if my Employer’s insurance is already covering my medical bills?
There is a BIG difference between filing a claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission and filing a claim with your employer’s insurance policy. As Attorney Al Gross discussed in his recent blog post, submitting a “First Report of Injury” or other worksheet to your employer or employer’s insurance is NOT the same thing as… Read More »
I injured myself at work – why did my employer’s insurance deny my claim?
Simply getting injured at work doesn’t guarantee you any benefits or rights under the law, unless you file an accepted claim with the Workers’ Compensation Commission. Many injured workers only file paperwork with their employer or employer’s insurance company without ever realizing that this is NOT the same thing as a workers’ compensation claim…. Read More »
Increased Deliveries Equals Increased Injuries for Delivery Drivers
Is it just me, or does it seem like there are simply not enough hours in the day anymore? More often than not, I’m trying to accomplish multiple things at a time in order to get through the never-ending ‘to-do’ list that I have created for myself each day. That, coupled with easy access… Read More »
Injuries During Physical Training: What Is and Is Not Compensable
There has been some confusion recently as to whether injuries sustained while performing “required” physical training are covered under workers’ compensation. The answer almost always is “yes”, provided certain conditions are met. When The Injury Happens Matters Physical training is considered part of a fire fighter’s job. Therefore injuries sustained during training are compensable… Read More »