Category: Workers Compensation

Maryland correctional officers share some of the same workers’ comp benefits that police officers are entitled to receive. These benefits are not available to the general public. One of the workers’ comp benefits that some correctional officers receive is the presumption of an occupational illness for high blood pressure. Correctional officers diagnosed with heart disease […]Continue reading

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Work-related injuries and occupational diseases are common in many industries. However, public safety employees often face situations and conditions daily that can result in a workplace injury or occupational illness. The Workers’ Compensation Code provides specific considerations for public safety employees. These specific considerations include special legal presumptions and higher rates for benefits. If you […]Continue reading

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When you are injured at work in Maryland, you should be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In most cases, injured employees are only entitled to receive the benefits provided by Maryland’s Workers’ Compensation laws. Workers are not permitted to sue employers for compensation for other damages, except in very limited and narrowly defined situations. The […]Continue reading

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Workers’ Comp Claims and Opioids in Maryland When a worker is injured on the job, Maryland’s workers’ compensation system covers medical care and other WC benefits. This coverage includes prescription medications, including opioids. Doctors often prescribe opioids for treatment of pain after an injury at work. However, with the growing opioid epidemic, the question of […]Continue reading

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