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What Does the Treating Physician Do in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

Published on Feb 17, 2023 at 9:30 pm in Workers Compensation.

What Does the Treating Physician Do in a Workers’ Compensation Case?

The job of a treating physician in a workers’ compensation case is to diagnose your condition and provide a suitable treatment plan. It seems straightforward—like any other case of injury or illness a doctor handles.

But things can be much more complicated than they seem. Doctors handling workers’ compensation cases have to consider much more than just your physical condition.

As such, choosing a physician in your workers’ comp case is an important task. You need someone who is not just a top-notch medical care provider but who will also be your advocate when the insurance company tries to take away your right to fair compensation.

The Maryland Subrogation Claim Process for Workers’ Compensation

Published on Feb 10, 2023 at 9:17 pm in Workers Compensation.

The Maryland Subrogation Claim Process for Workers' Compensation

Insurance companies, workers’ compensation ones included, are in the money-making business. Their goal is to profit from collecting insurance premiums, not incur further debt.

Maryland workers’ comp insurance providers pursue a debt recovery process called subrogation whenever possible to minimize or eliminate their losses. Below, we’ll provide a more in-depth explanation of what the subrogation process entails and who it impacts the most.

What Happens After You File for Bankruptcy in Maryland?

Published on Feb 3, 2023 at 9:23 pm in Bankruptcy.

What Happens After You File for Bankruptcy in Maryland?

It can be terrifying to realize that you have more debt than you can handle, but even more terrifying for some people is the uncertainty of bankruptcy. Will they ever recover financially? Will their credit scores be forever impacted? Will all their debt be handled?

This process shouldn’t be a mystery. At Belsky & Horowitz, LLC, we want you to be fully informed of all your options and what they entail. With that in mind, let’s look at what happens after you file for bankruptcy in Maryland.

How To File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Maryland

Published on Feb 3, 2023 at 9:17 pm in Workers Compensation.

How To File a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Maryland

If you suffer an on-the-job injury or occupational illness, the first place you’ll usually turn to seek help is workers’ comp. Workers’ compensation cases in our state are handled by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC). Almost all employers in MD are required by state law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. These workers’ comp benefits help offset your losses if you are injured or become sick through the course of your employment.

But many injured workers are, understandably, not sure how to file a workers’ compensation claim in Maryland. Filing a workers’ comp claim is a complex process—and not something most people know how to do without having done it before. Furthermore, many employers and their insurers only complicate the process by working to deny workers’ compensation benefits to injured employees or attempting to give out fewer benefits than are deserved.

Qualifying Injuries and Illnesses for Workers’ Compensation

Published on Jan 27, 2023 at 9:36 pm in Workers Compensation.

Qualifying Injuries and Illnesses for Workers' Compensation

Many of us head off to work daily in the Baltimore area, never thinking of potential dangers we may face on the job. While there are certainly some Maryland residents who work in high-risk roles, an overwhelming majority of us wouldn’t classify our jobs as such. However, data published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) shows that an estimated 2.6 million private sector workers suffer nonfatal illnesses and injuries annually.

The injuries or illnesses these employees are diagnosed with run the gamut from minor to major and include physical ailments and emotional or behavioral ones. Read on where we’ll highlight qualifying injuries and illnesses for worker’s compensation so you’ll be better informed about your rights if you get hurt on the job in Baltimore.

Am I Covered Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation?

Published on Jan 27, 2023 at 9:30 pm in Workers Compensation.

Am I Covered Under Maryland Workers’ Compensation?

Going to work shouldn’t mean risking your health, safety, or wellbeing. Despite this, approximately 62,600 workers in Maryland suffered nonfatal on-the-job injuries and illnesses in 2017 alone.

When you’ve been hurt on the job and can no longer work, you need access to benefits that will address your lost wages and cover related medical expenses. Determining whether you are covered under Maryland workers’ compensation is just the first step to securing the benefits to which you are entitled.

Determining Fault in a Pile-Up Accident

Published on Jan 13, 2023 at 9:42 pm in Car Accidents.

Determining Fault in a Pile-Up Accident

Whether you call it a pile-up accident, a chain-reaction crash, or a multi-car collision, these names refer to a similar type of wreck involving multiple vehicles. While sorting out liability might seem fairly intuitive when two vehicles are involved in a crash, determining fault in a pile-up accident may seem far less straightforward.

Given the heavy congestion on Baltimore’s roadways, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that our Belsky & Horowitz, LLC legal team handles our fair share of these complex car accident cases every year. Below, we’ll share why these collisions occur, how liability is sorted out, and how that impacts your rights in hopes that this insight can be helpful to you if you’ve had the misfortune of becoming involved in such a crash.

Do All Workers’ Compensation Cases End in a Settlement?

Published on Jan 6, 2023 at 9:39 pm in Workers Compensation.

Do All Workers' Compensation Cases End in a Settlement?

When you are injured at work, your first avenue for obtaining compensation is typically through a workers’ compensation claim. Almost every employer in the state of Maryland is required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance. Workers’ comp benefits help offset your lost wages and medical bills if you are hurt through the course of your employment.

Do all workers’ compensation cases end in a settlement? Some of them do, but not all. Whether your Maryland workers’ compensation case ultimately ends in a settlement depends heavily upon the unique circumstances of your case.

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

Published on Dec 22, 2022 at 5:29 pm in Wrongful Death.

What Qualifies as a Wrongful Death Lawsuit?

When a person’s death is the result of another individual’s negligent or reckless behavior, surviving family members have the right to take legal action in the form of a wrongful death lawsuit. For Maryland families, this type of lawsuit is often the best possible solution to financial losses associated with a sudden and unexpected death.

We know that legal action will not bring back your loved one or undo the harm your family has already suffered. However, we also know that stressors like the loss of financial support can make it difficult to fully grieve an unexpected death. If you recently lost a loved one and are struggling with the aftermath, you may be left wondering, “What qualifies as a wrongful death lawsuit?”

Tips for Building a Strong Car Accident Claim

Published on Dec 22, 2022 at 5:24 pm in Car Accidents.

Tips for Building a Strong Car Accident Claim

Baltimore is conveniently positioned within minutes of Washington, D.C. Its roadways are notoriously congested with motorists traveling into the area on business or through the city on a trip up north or down south. With the abundance of traffic that our Maryland city sees, it’s no wonder Baltimore sees its fair share of car accidents.

It can be quite inconvenient if a car accident in Baltimore leaves you with physical damage to your vehicle, rendering it non-operational. However, matters may be worse if you suffer from debilitating car crash injuries. This is especially the case if they’re of the life-altering variety, like a traumatic brain injury, amputation, or spinal cord injury.

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