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New Law Changes Coming to Maryland in 2020

Published on Jan 2, 2020 at 4:13 pm in Legal Information.

New state laws are coming your way in 2020. While a number of the laws we’re going to discuss were implemented in late 2019, most Maryland residents won’t notice a major impact until 2020 or later. We’ll also mention laws that haven’t been implemented yet, but they’re ones you should be on the lookout for, as they’re likely to get passed. Let’s start by taking a look at how Maryland is trying to improve our state’s environmental impact.

What Are the Risk Factors for a Serious Brain Injury?

Published on Dec 30, 2019 at 6:25 pm in Brain Injury.

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When someone sustains a serious brain injury, it can put their life in jeopardy. The CDC states that traumatic brain injury is a major cause of death and disability in the U.S. When the brain suffers a blow, bump, or jolt, the resulting injuries can affect a person’s ability to communicate, their memory, speech, and motor function. If someone acted negligently and caused the accident that led to a traumatic brain injury, the injured person may be eligible to seek compensation. If your loved one has suffered a brain injury, they may be unable to do this on their own. Our reliable personal injury lawyers can help get your loved one justice.

Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC has advocated for the rights of those who were wrongfully injured for years. When a traumatic brain injury puts your life on hold, we will fight for you to get the compensation you need so you can focus on recovering from the accident without worrying about medical expenses.

Filing for Workers’ Compensation as a First Responder

Published on Dec 20, 2019 at 12:36 pm in Workers Compensation.

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First responders are almost always the first to arrive on the scene of an emergency. Firefighters, police officers, paramedics, and others put their lives on the line every day without giving it a second thought. While they work to save others who have been in various accidents, they could be putting their own wellbeing at risk. When a first responder is injured in Maryland, they have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim.

In addition to the traditional workers’ comp benefits, first responders are entitled to enhanced benefits because of the work they do. In order to maximize your compensation as an injured first responder, it’s important to work with an experienced law firm. At Belsky, Weinberg & Horowitz, LLC, we’re prepared to ensure you have access to the benefits you need to recover, so you can return to do what you do best—saving lives.

How Often Do Cancer Misdiagnoses Happen?

Published on Dec 12, 2019 at 7:20 pm in Medical Malpractice.

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When you aren’t feeling well, you trust a doctor to correctly diagnose you so that you can start feeling better. But when it comes to cancer, sometimes that doesn’t happen. Doctors can incorrectly diagnose a patient as having cancer or not having cancer. When this occurs, it’s often labeled as a misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose. A cancer misdiagnosis can lead to severe consequences for a patient. In some cases, they may undergo unnecessary treatment and/or fail to get the correct treatment. This can cause further health complications and side effects that can affect critical functions of the body, like the immune system.

Should I File a Workers’ Compensation Claim or a Personal Injury Claim After a Work Injury?

Published on Nov 26, 2019 at 6:42 pm in Workers Compensation.

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If you’ve sustained an injury at work and are unable to work, it’s likely you’re worried about your finances. Medical bills can pile up quickly, especially in the event of serious injuries. Fortunately, there are systems in place to help injured workers recover.

Maximizing your compensation and improving your chances of making a full recovery involves filing a claim. Most work injuries call for a workers’ compensation claim; however, there are situations where filing a personal injury claim is appropriate.

In order to understand which claim you should file after a work injury, let’s take a look at the differences between the two claims. We’ll start by breaking down workers’ compensation in Maryland.

The Ultimate Guide to Holiday Fun in Baltimore – 2019 Edition

Published on Nov 19, 2019 at 3:32 pm in Fun Stuff.

Ultimate Guide for Holiday Fun in Baltimore 2019 Edition

There’s a tangible excitement in the air when the first snowflakes start falling. As lights begin to decorate the outside of houses and businesses, it can only mean one thing: the holiday season is here! Baltimore has so many festive events to celebrate the season, great places to catch up with friends and family over a meal, and plenty of options to get your holiday shopping done. Let’s embrace the hustle and bustle of the season and dive in!

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.

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