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How Long Does a Workers’ Compensation Claim Last?

Published on Oct 31, 2019 at 1:50 pm in Workers Compensation.

 

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You never expect to get hurt on the job. So when you’re injured while working and it wasn’t your fault, it can be hard to get back to normal. In an attempt to recover, you file a workers’ compensation claim, but now you don’t know what to expect next. You need to know how long the claim will last so that you know when you’ll get your compensation. In Maryland, that timeline can be pretty straightforward.

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Employee Negligence?

Published on Oct 16, 2019 at 6:32 pm in Workers Compensation.

As an injured worker, you have a right to collect workers’ compensation benefits. In most cases, negligence is not a factor. The fact that the injury occurred while you were employed and completing your assigned duties is all that matters. The benefits you receive can cover medical and therapy bills, out-of-pocket expenses, and a portion of your lost wages.

Depending on how your accident happened, however, could impact your eligibility for benefits. Understanding the state laws and process for determining compensation is an important part of submitting a successful workers’ compensation claim. Our lawyers can explain the details to you, so you’re fully informed and know what to expect.

How Can an Employer Reduce Your Workers’ Compensation Benefits?

Published on Oct 10, 2019 at 6:34 pm in Workers Compensation.

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If you’ve been injured at work and your ability to make a living has been impacted, you can seek workers’ compensation benefits. They help you stay financially sound while recovering from your injuries. Depending on the severity, your doctor may instruct you to take a leave of absence from work or you may be able to return on a light-duty basis. Regardless of your physical limitations, benefits should be available to you. In some instances, however, your employer could try to reduce the compensation you’re receiving.

The Ultimate Guide to Fall Fun in Baltimore – 2019 Edition

Published on Oct 1, 2019 at 6:32 pm in Fun Stuff.

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Fall is a beautiful time in Baltimore. The leaves change, the air is crisp, and the city comes alive with sports fans as well as events showing appreciation for the arts. Our city also embraces the paranormal, which is celebrated this time of year. That’s why we’ve made a huge list of all the best things to do in Baltimore this fall. After reading this, you’ll want to throw on some boots and a flannel and head out of the house to fun fall events!

Why Don’t All On-the-Job Injuries Get Reported?

Published on Sep 24, 2019 at 6:37 pm in Workers Compensation.

If you’re injured at work, it’s important to report the incident immediately. Depending on the severity, you may need to seek medical attention. You should also be prompted by your employer to fill out a detailed and comprehensive injury report.

If your employer neglects to have you report the injury, this might be a potential red flag. Having a paper trail for a workplace injury is crucial, especially when you try to seek workers’ compensation benefits.

While some injuries might not seem like a big deal, you could run into serious trouble if your injury worsens and you try to seek compensation at a later date. There are a number of reasons not all on-the-job injuries get reported, but not reporting the issue only makes things worse for the injured employee in the future.

Can an Uninsured Driver Receive Compensation for a Car Accident Injury?

Published on Sep 24, 2019 at 4:06 pm in Car Accidents.

If an individual in Maryland decides to take the risk and drive without insurance and ends up getting into an accident, the resulting insurance and compensation implications can be complex. Whether the driver knowingly didn’t have insurance, or accidentally let their policy lapse, not having insurance definitely influences what happens after the accident.

No matter what, the uninsured driver will probably have to pay a fee for letting their insurance lapse. According to Maryland law, that penalty fee amount could vary. Depending on the scenario, the driver could have to pay other fees as well. If they’re injured in the accident, how does this affect the type of compensation they’re able to receive for damages? First, let’s take a look at some facts and Maryland laws.

How Can Criminal Charges Affect a Personal Injury Claim in Maryland?

Published on Sep 11, 2019 at 3:01 pm in Personal Injury.

When a person makes a negligent decision and harms someone else, they can be held accountable for their actions. In the majority of cases, a personal injury claim can be filed and the victim can seek compensation. In some cases, criminal charges may apply – like in the event of a drunk driver causes a traffic accident. Understanding deciding how to file can be overwhelming, especially when you’re recovering from injuries. We can help you understand your options, so you can make the best decision for you and your family.

When Should I Accept a Structured Settlement?

Published on Aug 30, 2019 at 7:30 pm in Legal Information.

When you’ve been through a lawsuit and are granted compensation, you have to decide if you want your money in a lump sum or in a structured settlement. Of course, both options have their advantages and disadvantages. Lump sums are beneficial immediately, whereas structured settlements are more helpful for long-term. If you’re thinking of choosing a structured settlement, you’ll need to know the pros and cons of the agreement.

What You Need to Know About Maryland’s Animal Attack Laws

Published on Aug 20, 2019 at 5:57 pm in Dog Bites.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), over a third of households in the U.S. own at least one dog. And the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) reports that there are about 78 million dogs in the U.S., and more than 4.5 million people are bitten by dogs each year. With numbers like that, dog owners should know about pet and animal attack laws in their state, so they know to be careful when bringing their pets into public.

In 2014, Maryland changed their animal attack laws to make dog owners strictly liable for injuries caused by their dog. With this law in place, it would be in owners’ best interests to practice responsible ownership and keep their dog on a leash when they’re not on their property. If not, the outcome could be serious.

How Do You Treat a Soft Tissue Injury that Was Sustained in a Car Accident?

Published on Aug 6, 2019 at 9:33 pm in Car Accidents.

After a car accident, you might not feel like you’re injured, but you could actually have a soft tissue injury. Soft tissue injuries could take hours or days to reveal themselves. The area might become swelled, bruised, or painful to move after a while, and that’s when you finally know you were hurt.

Since soft tissue injuries can take days to appear, it’s best to go to a doctor immediately after the accident even if you don’t think anything is wrong. The sooner you get seen by a doctor, the sooner you can start treating your injury.

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