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How Permanent Impairment Is Calculated in Workers’ Compensation Cases

Published on Apr 2, 2020 at 5:20 pm in Workers Compensation.

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Workers in Maryland are entitled to workers’ compensation benefits in the event they’re injured on the job. There is a system in place that determines the benefits eligibility, which is based on factors like injury severity, wage losses, and job retraining. When injuries are severe and impact a person’s ability to work at all, they may be diagnosed as permanent. It’s important to understand how permanent impairment is calculated in workers’ compensation cases, so the injured party has an idea of what they’ll receive and how they’ll maintain their health in the future.

A Message from Belsky & Horowitz Regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

Published on Mar 18, 2020 at 4:15 pm in Firm News.

Dear Clients, Friends, and Colleagues of Belsky & Horowitz:

Our thoughts are with those currently affected by the coronavirus and the healthcare workers caring for them. The safety of our clients, our office team, and our colleagues is our top priority during this chaotic time.

As of yesterday, our physical office locations across the state are closed, although the attorneys and staff are now working remotely to continue to provide legal services to our clients.  We are complying with the CDC guidelines and Governor Hogan’s most recent executive orders. To that end, although we have closed our physical facilities in an attempt to do our part to reduce the spread of COVID-19, we continue to communicate with clients, insurance companies, defense attorneys, medical offices, etc.

Strict Liability: What Does It Mean and Why Does It Apply?

Published on Mar 12, 2020 at 3:18 pm in Personal Injury.

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When you’ve been wrongfully injured, it’s your legal right to file a personal injury claim to seek monetary recovery for the damages you incurred. Depending on your situation, there are a number of legal theories that could apply to and affect your claim. If you’re dealing with a dangerous product or animal attack, strict liability could apply. This is the theory that allows plaintiffs to prove they’re owed compensation because of the legal responsibility of the party that caused their injuries. Let’s take a look at what strict liability means and why it applies to certain cases.

What’s a “Conflict of Interest” During a Personal Injury Trial?

Published on Feb 28, 2020 at 8:37 pm in Legal Information.

If you’ve been injured and are in the midst of a personal injury trial, your lawyer has already explained to you what the path is likely to look like. In some instances, however, there are motions that can delay or stop a trial. If you hear the phrase “conflict of interest” brought against your lawyer during trial, it’s important to understand the implications and how it could affect your outcome. Let’s start by taking a look at the legal definition of conflict of interest.

How Does the Burden of Proof Apply to Negligence Claims?

Published on Feb 13, 2020 at 12:48 pm in Personal Injury.

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If you’re in the process of filing a personal injury claim, you’ll benefit from understanding how it works and what a successful claim looks like. When it comes to proving you’re deserving of compensation for your injuries and losses, your attorney will need to build a claim that meets the burden of proof. This legal term refers to being able to believe something beyond a certain level of doubt.

The lawyers at Belsky & Horowitz, LLC understand how confusing and complicated civil cases can seem when you’re dealing with legal terminology. That’s why we make sure to break the information down for our clients so it’s digestible and they feel comfortable with how their cases are being handled. Let’s take a closer look at how the burden of proof applies to negligence claims.

What Types of Cases Do Personal Injury Lawyers See Most Often?

Published on Jan 29, 2020 at 10:32 pm in Personal Injury.

There are many situations where someone’s actions could result in injuring a loved one or you. If you’ve suffered financial losses, you may be able to seek legal action. When you do this, it’s important to have an experienced professional at your side. A personal injury lawyer will know the laws that apply to your case, how to evaluate what happened to you, consult with experts if necessary, and will determine a fair compensation amount, and fight for you to get the justice you deserve.

If you’ve been injured in Maryland, the lawyers at Belsky & Horowitz, LLC may be able to help you get on the path to recovery. Our lawyers have experience in the myriad areas of personal injury law. When seeking help, you may wonder if your personal injury lawyer has seen cases like yours before, and our lawyers have handled all types of cases. While some cases may be more typical than others, you can rest assured that our personal injury attorneys will approach your case with expertise.

Before learning more about how our firm can help you, let’s take a look at the more common types of personal injury cases:

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 & 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.

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.

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