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Some facts about workers' compensation you need to know

Did you get injured while working here in Maryland? Do you know that you need to report that injury as soon as possible to your employer? This is only the first of many steps you must take in order to receive the workers' compensation benefits you need to get you through your recovery. You may also need to know some additional information as you embark on the process of filing a claim.

Don't let workers' compensation benefits fall by the wayside

Do you spend any of your workday on a ladder, a scaffold or on some other surface that puts you several feet off the ground? If so, you more than likely already know that a fall is a significant hazard for you. A fall can cause any number of serious injuries that can change the course of your life, and when that fall happens at work, you may be entitled to Maryland workers' compensation benefits.

Workers' compensation: Carpal tunnel syndrome in tech industry

When workplace injuries are mentioned, many people think of construction workers falling off scaffolds, industrial workers suffering electric shocks or warehouse workers involved in forklift accidents. Office workers and employees in the technology industry are not typically included in discussions about occupational hazards. However, the Maryland workers' compensation program reports many claims filed by computer operators for repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome.

Workers' compensation benefits: Permanent disability

Many of the on-the-job accidents that happen here in Maryland cause injuries from which an employee will more than likely recover. However, you may be one of the individuals who suffers such a severe injury that a full recovery is not possible. In that case, you may be wondering what type of workers' compensation benefits you can receive to help with your financial situation since you may never be able to return to work, or at the very least, you may not be able to return to the work you did prior to the accident.

What exactly are permanent total disability benefits?

Over the last six months, our blog has dedicated a series of posts to examining how those employees who suffer an "accidental personal injury arising out of and in the course of employment" are entitled to benefits under the Maryland Workers' Compensation Act.

What exactly are temporary total disability benefits?

In a previous post, we began discussing how those left sidelined by a serious work injury can take considerable comfort from the fact that they are more than likely covered by the Maryland Workers' Compensation Act, which dictates that qualifying injured workers are entitled to much-needed work comp benefits depending upon their circumstances.

Will work comp benefits for firefighters ignite a legal battle?

There is no question that firefighting ranks as one of the single most dangerous occupations that a person can have. Indeed, this danger comes from the fact that firefighters are not only at a near-constant risk of suffering serious burn injuries or bodily harm while tending to fires and accidents, but also constantly exposed to dangerous chemicals and toxic fumes -- many of which are carcinogenic.

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