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What benefits are available under Maryland Workers’ Compensation?

When a Maryland worker is eligible for Workers’ Compensation, the nature of the particular work-related injury or illness determines the kind and amount of benefits allowed. Each state has its own laws that set out the benefit types and Maryland’s benefit scheme is particularly complex. 

What is the going-and-coming rule?

Broadly, an injured or sick worker is eligible for Maryland workers’ compensation benefits if the injury or disease is work related. The legal and factual question is whether an injury or illness arose out of and in the scope of employment. When a claim is denied, whether the injury met this standard is often the issue disputed by the employer or insurer

Maryland workers’ compensation: injury from physical altercation

Here at Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we fight for the workers’ compensation rights of injured workers. As we say on our website, while you do not need to hire a lawyer to pursue your workers’ compensation claim, it can be of great benefit. Maryland workers’ compensation law is complicated and an injured or sick employee may not understand that a denial of benefits may be wrong or that a complex legal issue may be involved

Workers’ compensation exclusivity bars NFL painkiller suit

In July, a federal judge in California dismissed a class action lawsuit on behalf of former players against the NFL. The plaintiffs alleged that injured players were given painkillers to allow them to resume play, sometimes causing permanent injury. The judge said that workers’ compensation laws in the three states at issue barred the lawsuits directly against the NFL as employer because workers’ compensation almost always the exclusive and only legal remedy for work-related injuries. 

State employees: Workers' Comp offset against similar benefits

At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we represent employees in Workers' Compensation claims when they are injured or become ill in the course of employment. We advocate for both private employees and public employees, like those who work in law enforcement, for government agencies and departments, as firefighters and others.

Steps to take following toxic exposure at work

Working in a profession where toxic exposure is a possibility means that you must take extra precaution to protect yourself at all times. You don't want to suffer toxic exposure when on the job, but sometimes even the most careful employees suffer such an injury. When this happens, you will want to be prepared for the exposure and how to care for it.

Firefighter killed in traffic crash while responding to fire

A firefighter with the Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company in Maryland was killed on March 14, as he was responding to a fire call in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. The fire department veteran of 21 years worked for the City of Harrisburg Bureau of Fire as a paid employee, but volunteered at four Maryland departments: Citizens, Eureka, Delta-Cardiff and Whiteford. He had been with the Whiteford Volunteer Fire Company for 18 years.

The intricacies of pro athletes' sports injury coverage

Have you ever wondered about the compensation professional athletes like baseball players get when they suffer career-limiting injuries? Many will be surprised to learn that pro sports teams must provide workers' compensation coverage to their players just like other employers.

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