Across Maryland, commercial activity outside spikes during summertime, of course. Some kinds of work require warm weather. So, we are seeing an increase in construction sites, road repair, recreational and tourism activity, agricultural work, lawn care and landscaping, and similar trades.
In labor intensive jobs it can feel like injuries are a part of life. While heavy equipment and manual labor are more suited to injury than stationary work, the fact is that many injuries are avoidable with the right training and equipment, regardless what type of work you do. It’s an employer’s job to make your workplace as safe as it can be, in all fields of employment.
Nanoscience is a new field of specialty involving engineered particles that are almost too tiny to imagine. All over the Internet, they are touted as being much smaller than the width of a human hair.
Every year on April 28, government agencies and unions recognize Workers’ Memorial Day to remember people who have died in the course of employment as well as those who have been injured or become ill from work. It is a day to renew commitment to safe workplaces.
The first week in February is the American Burn Association’s Burn Awareness Week. In recognition of the serious and sometimes life-changing impact of burns, we will talk about work-related burns and electrocution. Burn injuries, if they arise out of and occur in the course of employment, can be the basis for a Maryland Workers’ Compensation claim.
At our law firm, we help the surviving loved ones of people who have passed away in the course of employment in death and dependent claims under Maryland’s Workers’ Compensation system. At a time of great grief and personal loss, the state Workers’ Compensation law provides for monetary support to help the survivors who had relied on the deceased worker for financial support.
At Cohen, Snyder, Eisenberg & Katzenberg, P.A., we advocate for workers from a wide spectrum of industries in their Workers’ Compensation claims. We frequently represent construction workers, who toil in an industry known for its particularly dangerous conditions that can cause debilitating injuries and even death on the job.
An on-the-job injury can turn your life upside down. Not only are you trying to recover from your injuries, but you may find that your family is suffering because you are not able to work and provide financially. Workers' compensation is in place to help injured workers financially by paying for medical expenses, lost wages and other benefits until an employee is able to return to work.
Do you work in the construction industry? Do you find yourself on construction sites almost every day of the week? If so, you know just how important it is for the site to remain as clean and organized as possible.
Each year, 2.5 million people go to the emergency room because they believe they have a head injury, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Many of these injured people will undergo a CT scan. In over 90 percent of the scans, no injury is shown at a cost of about $1,200 each.