Eyeing the threat of occupational cancers among firefighters, Gov. Larry Hogan announced on Feb. 6 that he is supporting bills in the state legislature that would allow firefighters to claim workers' compensation for certain types of cancer.
Everyone seems to know something about workers compensation benefits - it's the rare person who knows everything. Here's a quick refresher on what is covered under Maryland's Workers Compensation Act:
Researchers with the Tree Care Industry Association found that in 2017, tree care workers in Maryland were among the most injured in the nation.
If you employ a housekeeper, nanny, home health nurse or a gardener, you could be facing a huge gap in your insurance coverage.
The number of furloughed federal employees seeking unemployment during the federal government shutdown jumped in late December and early January as the shutdown entered its third week.
A recent study of the opioid epidemic in Maryland finds that worker's comp filers older than 60 and who earn more than $60,000 are more likely to remain dependent on opioids three months after their injury.
Firefighters have a dangerous job. They run into danger when most others run the other way. They face exposure to extreme heat, toxic chemicals, smoke and dangerous fires.
On August 30, the Court of Special Appeals of Maryland handed down an opinion in favor of a firefighter who claimed that degenerative knee tearing in his right knee arose out of and in the course of his employment. The court explains in detail what the standards are in Maryland Workers’ Compensation law for establishing an occupational disease that makes the worker eligible for benefits.
Some workplace injuries are obviously tied to the course of employment: a delivery-person who suffers a back injury while lifting a heavy package; a gym's personal trainer whose toes are broken when a client drops a weight on them; a restaurant line cook severely burned by a malfunctioning stove, just to name a few.
At our law firm, we advise and represent Maryland employees who were injured in car or other vehicle accidents while on the job.Our attorneys assist with related Workers' Compensation claims as well as investigate these collisions to see whether any third parties could also have liability.