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Maryland Lawmakers Consider Expanding Workers' Comp Claims

Maryland State House-thumb-250x190-64354.jpgBills that would make it easier for the members of several public service occupations to qualify for workers' compensation are making the rounds in Annapolis. Paid emergency medical service providers and Allegany County correctional officers and state correctional officers would receive a presumption that certain cancers, lung or heart disease or hypertension from which they suffer stemmed from their jobs. And, Maryland state correctional officers would receive a presumption of compensability that heart disease or hypertension that is more severe than the individual's prior condition and that results in partial or total disability or death is compensable under worker's comp.

Workers Compensation Information

When an injury occurs at work, an insurance company may pay your medical bills or lost time without aworkers' compensation claim having been filed with the Workers' Compensation Commission. Therefore, the question that is frequently asked, is why should an injured worker file a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission. The answer to this question lies more in the future then the present.

Maryland Legislature Takes Action on Several Workers' Compensation Bills

Maryland State House-thumb-250x190-64354.jpgThe General Assembly has taken action on several Workers' Compensation bills in this year's session. Twenty-five bills dealing with Workers' Compensation matters were introduced. The bill calling for Commission decisions to be emailed will become law while another piece of proposed legislation -- that would expand punishment for employers who retaliate against workers who file workers' compensation claims -- has been referred for study. Many other bills probably won't make it out of this year's session.

How Ratings in Workers' Comp Cases Are Done

Handicap Cracks-thumb-250x167-57655.jpgMaryland was the first state to put into place workers' compensation laws, passing such a law in the early 1900s. All Maryland employers are covered under workers' compensation insurance or have insurance in place to satisfy such claims. Injured workers seeking workers' compensation benefits have to show that the injury or illness is work-related. In most instances, if you were doing something for the benefit of your employer and you were injured or became ill as a result of that activity, then your injury or illness is work-related and you can receive benefits.

Workers Compensation Information

When an injury occurs at work, an insurance company may pay your medical bills or lost time without aworkers' compensation claim having been filed with the Workers' Compensation Commission. Therefore, the question that is frequently asked, is why should an injured worker file a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission. The answer to this question lies more in the future then the present.

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