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Can I Bring A Workers’ Compensation Claim For Psychological Harm In Maryland?

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you suffer a physical injury at work, chances are you wouldn’t think twice about filing a workers’ compensation claim. However, when the harm you have suffered is psychological, it can be a little less clear what to do. In reality though, many professions are linked to higher incidences of psychological disorders, such as… Read More »

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Will I Lose My Workers’ Compensation Benefits If I Start A New Job?

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

There are a lot of reasons why you may want to look for a new job after suffering an injury at your workplace. If the injury was caused by the dangerous nature of your job you may want to look for a safer job, or if you are suffering from PTSD due to your… Read More »

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Understanding Income Replacement Benefits

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you are an employee in the state of Maryland, chances are good that you are covered by your employer’s state-mandated workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ compensation insurance provides benefits when you are injured on the job. These benefits include things like medical care and full or partial wage replacement while you recover from your… Read More »

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Is My Employer Liable For A Hazardous Workplace?

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Under OSHA, employers have a responsibility to keep the workplace safe and free from serious recognized hazards. However, just because it’s required by federal law does not always mean that employers will listen. So what do you do if your workplace is hazardous? The first step requires getting a little more granular with regard… Read More »

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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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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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Does Maryland Workers’ Compensation Cover Accidents That Happen On The Way To Work?

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you are an employee in Maryland, then you likely qualify for workers’ compensation employment benefits through your employer. These benefits provide medical care and partial or full wage replacement while you recover from injuries sustained at work and for the benefit of your employer. However, what “at work” means can become very relevant… Read More »

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Increase In Workers’ Compensation Claims For PTSD Among Baltimore Educators

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

Baltimore City educators have started speaking out about the serious long-term consequences violent classroom situations are having on their mental health. One Baltimore teacher stated, “I’ve seen and witnessed or experienced people being bitten, punched, kicked, knocked down, dragged, slapped, stomped on, body-slammed, pushed in the glass, tackled, hit with chairs.” Another Baltimore teacher… Read More »

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Slip-And-Fall Accidents #1 Cause Of Workers’ Compensation Claims

By Berman | Sobin | Gross LLP |

If you’ve been injured in the workplace, you may be familiar with workers’ compensation insurance. In Maryland, the vast majority of employers are required to have it. In theory, workers’ compensation insurance guarantees that employees who are injured on the job and in the course of their employment will receive medical care and paid… Read More »

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