Filing a workers' compensation claim can be a complicated business. It is often a lengthy process that requires employees to report their injury several times and follow specific procedures, all while recovering from an injury.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently reported that many cases of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) could have root causes in the workplace. COPD is a disease often associated with smoking, but according to the CDC, nearly 24% of the population suffering from COPD has never smoked.
Being injured at work and losing your ability to generate income can be devastating. Even more devastating can be when your workers' compensation claim has been denied.
The Maryland General Assembly recently passed a bill that expands workers' compensation protection for first responders.
While the saying goes that there's nothing new under the sun, there are new ways of looking at old things. While marijuana has been around for many centuries, only now is it being used as legalized medicine in the U.S.
When we think of worker's comp injuries, we think of construction workers who fall several stories, or loggers who suffer from chainsaw-related injuries, or factory workers crushed between competing pieces of machinery, or fishermen impaled on industrial-sized tuna hooks.
If you are hired to work in and around another person's home you may be considered an employee. This can hold true whether you are a nanny, housekeeper, caregiver or lawn maintenance technician.
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.