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
When it comes to workers’ compensation cases, there are many different types of injuries that workers can sustain and multiple types of benefits that they may be eligible for. However, according the to Maryland General Assembly, the most frequently tried cases are those concerning permanent partial disability claims brought by injured workers. Permanent partial disability […]Continue reading
Being injured while working can cause major stress for an employee, and can be even more difficult if the injured employee has a pre-existing condition or handicap. While navigating a workers’ compensation case can be daunting, one resource that can lessen the burden for employees with pre-existing conditions is the Subsequent Injury Fund (SIF). In […]Continue reading
Too many workers who are injured on the job in Maryland believe they have to work with whatever medical provider their employer prefers if they want to file a workers’ compensation claim. Often, when the employee isn’t improving after months or even a year and isn’t happy with the treatment they’re receiving, they feel stuck, […]Continue reading
When most people think of work-related injuries, they often imagine the sudden, unexpected events that cause them: a slip-and-fall, a vehicle accident, an equipment malfunction, etc. In fact, though, occupational diseases and injuries caused by repetitive motions of the body, known as repetitive stress injuries (RSIs), make up a significant portion of workplace injuries in […]Continue reading
According to the U.S. Department of Labor, slips, trips, and falls cause substantial and severe injuries throughout the United States every year. For instance, in 2014, there were nearly 3 million workplace injuries and illnesses dispersed among a wide variety of occupational settings. One of out of every three of these injuries resulted in an […]Continue reading
Workplace Injuries: A Serious and Under-Reported Problem in the United States Workplace accidents are bound to happen no matter how attentive and careful employees are. If you’ve been at hurt at work, you may be entitled to compensation regardless of fault, and workers’ compensation benefits for your workplace injuries may include payment of medical bills, […]Continue reading
Average weekly wage (AWW) is an important concept in Maryland workers’ compensation law. When you browse through the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission’s (WCC’s) website, you’ll see a lot of language like this: “Generally, if a covered employee is temporarily totally disabled due to an accidental injury or an occupational disease, the employer or its insurer […]Continue reading
In Maryland, almost every employer in the state with one or more employees is required by law to provide workers’ compensation coverage for their employees. This means employees who are injured or become ill as a result of their work have the right to file a workers’ compensation claim and potentially receive monetary benefits.
Coming and Going There are many professions that require employees to drive while on the job — construction workers, taxi-cab drivers, food delivery persons, and many more — which inevitably exposes these workers to the risk of a motor vehicle accident.