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Can You Receive Workers’ Comp and Disability Benefits at the Same Time?

Published on Jan 30, 2024 at 7:32 pm in Workers Compensation.

Can you receive workers' comp and disability benefits at the same time

Are you or someone you know facing the challenge of recovering from a work-related injury or disability?

If so, you’re not alone.

Navigating the world of workers’ compensation and disability benefits can be overwhelming, and it’s essential to be informed about your options.

You may be wondering if it’s even possible to collect both workers’ compensation and disability benefits simultaneously. The short answer is yes. But, not surprisingly, there are some further details and considerations to explore.

Do Unionized Workers Qualify for Workers’ Comp?

Published on Jan 23, 2024 at 7:59 pm in Workers Compensation.

Do Unionized Workers Qualify for Workers' Comp?

If you’re a unionized worker and have ever wondered about your eligibility for workers’ compensation benefits, you’re not alone.

Workers’ compensation is designed to provide financial support for employees who’ve suffered job-related injuries or illnesses, but does being part of a union affect your ability to claim these benefits?

In this post, we’ll delve into the relationship between union membership and workers’ comp eligibility. We will explore how unionized workers can still access these essential benefits, what differences might exist, and how a union membership can alter the claims process.

How Long Can You Stay on Workers’ Compensation?

Published on Jan 9, 2024 at 9:50 pm in Workers Compensation.

How Long Can You Stay on Workers’ Compensation?

If you or someone you know has been injured in a workplace accident or developed an illness related to the job, compensation is waiting. Due to the complexity of these cases, though, it’s difficult to put an exact time frame on how long you can stay on workers’ compensation and how much in benefits you’ll receive. It can be a daunting and stressful ordeal, especially in the immediate aftermath of an injury or illness, but our team of experienced Baltimore workers’ compensation lawyers is here to help. 

Can Minors Receive Workers’ Compensation?

Published on Nov 22, 2023 at 10:26 pm in Workers Compensation.

Can Minors Receive Workers’ Compensation
While there are certain laws and restrictions protecting Maryland minors (teenagers ages 14 through 17) from performing more dangerous work tasks, accidents still happen. So, the question remains: can minors receive workers’ compensation? The quick answer is yes. And, if you’re a minor who was injured in the workplace, our team of experienced Baltimore workers’ compensation attorneys is ready to help you get the compensation owed to you.

Understanding the Basics of Workers’ Compensation

Published on Oct 6, 2023 at 9:16 pm in Workers Compensation.

Understanding the Basics of Workers’ Compensation
Earning a living shouldn’t be dangerous. But the reality for many people is that work can (and often does) pose a serious threat to their safety, well-being, and livelihood. Even if you haven’t been injured, we believe that it is the right of every worker in Maryland to have an understanding of the basics of workers’ compensation.

Key Questions We’ll Answer:

  • What is workers’ compensation?
  • Are workers’ compensation benefits temporary or permanent?
  • Which Maryland employers are required to have workers’ compensation coverage?
  • Who qualifies for workers’ compensation benefits?
  • What types of injuries and illnesses are covered by Maryland workers’ compensation?
  • What types of benefits are provided by workers’ compensation?
  • Do I have to report a work injury to my employer?
  • How long do I have to file a workers’ compensation claim?

When Does Workers’ Comp Start Paying Benefits?

Published on Sep 21, 2023 at 6:39 pm in Workers Compensation.

When Does Workers' Comp Start Paying Benefits
If you develop an occupational illness or get hurt on the job in Baltimore and you find yourself unable to work, the good news is that there’s a strong chance that your employer is required to have workers’ compensation coverage and that you can receive any benefits you’re entitled to for your job-related condition. Many individuals, perhaps including yourself, may live paycheck-to-paycheck, though. This often leads prospective clients to ask our Belsky & Horowitz, LLC team when workers’ comp starts paying benefits in Maryland. Continue reading where we’ll respond to this very critical question.

Does Surgery Increase a Workers’ Comp Settlement?

Published on Aug 25, 2023 at 7:37 pm in Workers Compensation.

Does Surgery Increase a Workers’ Comp Settlement
After suffering a serious on-the-job injury or developing a work-related illness, you know that you need help sooner rather than later. Depending on your situation, it may be appropriate to seek a one-time, lump-sum payment rather than the payments over time that are typically associated with workers’ compensation.

Before you decide which approach is best for your situation, let’s answer some important questions about the different types of workers’ compensation benefits and whether surgery increases a workers’ comp settlement.

The Role of Expert Witnesses in a Workers’ Compensation Case

Published on Aug 25, 2023 at 7:28 pm in Workers Compensation.

The Role of Expert Witnesses in a Workers’ Compensation Case
You were injured at work, and now you need help making ends meet and paying your medical bills. So why was your workers’ comp claim denied?

If you’re still fighting for the benefits you know you’re owed, it’s time to learn more about the role of expert witnesses in a workers’ compensation case. This could be the component that’s missing from your claim.

Key Takeaways

  • An expert witness can provide knowledgeable testimony based on their unique field or profession.
  • There are rules you must follow when relying on the testimony of an expert witness.
  • Your workers’ compensation claim can be strengthened by an expert witness.

How To Calculate Workers’ Compensation Benefits

Published on Aug 25, 2023 at 7:23 pm in Workers Compensation.

How To Calculate Workers' Compensation Benefits
Do you know how to calculate workers’ compensation benefits in Maryland? The workers’ comp attorneys from Belsky & Horowitz, LLC explain the different types of workers’ compensation benefits and how to calculate them.

In our state, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) recognizes several different types of benefits that qualified employees (or their family members) may be eligible to receive for an occupational injury, illness, or death.

What Are the Common Hurdles When Applying for Workers’ Comp?

Published on Jul 24, 2023 at 7:05 pm in Workers Compensation.

What Are the Common Hurdles When Applying for Workers' Comp
Each year, hundreds of thousands of individuals suffer injuries while on the job in the U.S. The 2022 Annual Report published by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) shows that there were 22,075 claims filed between the fiscal year July 1, 2022, and June 30, 2022 here in our state alone.

As for the source of these on-the-job injuries or occupational disease claims (and respective appeals), the following Maryland counties (and one city) made it onto the top 5 list, according to the most recent WCC data for 2022:

  • Baltimore County: 3,832 claims, 284 appeals
  • Prince George’s County: 2,969 claims, 258 appeals
  • Baltimore City: 2,922 claims, 178 appeals
  • Montgomery County: 1,963 claims, 186 appeals
  • Anne Arundel County: 1,787 claims, 118 appeals

While many employers in Baltimore may be of assistance to their employees as they look to file a claim to receive benefits they may be entitled to, doing so comes at a cost in terms of higher premiums with each filing their workers make. Thus, many companies may be far less than assistive in equipping their workers with the necessary insight about filing a claim to receive compensated medical care or recover lost wages after a workplace accident or occupational illness sets in.

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