Why You Need a Personal Injury Lawyer

Have you been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault? If so, you may be wondering whether you need to hire a personal injury lawyer. Many people worry about the cost or they’re uncertain about whether they have a strong personal injury case. Why is hiring a personal injury attorney usually a smart move? […]

Do I Have a Personal Injury Case?

Accidents are a common occurrence and can happen to anyone, anywhere, and at any time. They can happen on the road, at work, in someone’s home, or even while running your errands. Some are minor, while others have serious and life-altering consequences resulting in serious injuries. In cases where you have been injured due to […]

Can I Change My Accident Lawyer

Most injury victims hire an accident lawyer to help them navigate the complicated legal process that comes with filing a personal injury claim. However, not every client is satisfied with their attorney’s representation. If you aren’t happy with your situation, you might wonder “can I change my accident lawyer?” When faced with such dissatisfaction, many […]

Who is Paying for Workers’ Compensation?

One of the most common questions about workers’ compensation is “where the money given to an injured employee come from?” Though the specific systems vary a bit from state to state, the money comes from either a recipient’s employer or a state program. Some states have workers’ compensation insurance programs, while others issue payments directly […]

Am I eligible for worker’s compensation benefits?

Am I eligible for worker’s compensation benefits? Answer: If you are an employee and injured on the job, or sustained a work-related occupational disease, you are entitled to worker’s compensation benefits regardless of how the injury or disease occurred.

What benefits are provided?

There are several benefits available through worker’s compensation. The three (3) most common are: 1.  Temporary Total Disability Benefits (TTD) which is the payment of 2/3 of your average weekly wage (subject to certain limitations) during the period that you are unable to work.  These benefits are available after the Claimant has missed more than […]

When will my benefits begin?

Some insurers will begin the benefits without the necessity of filing a formal claim with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. Once a claim is filed with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, the insurer has 21 days within which to begin paying benefits or file to contest the claim The lawyers at Shugarman & Mehring quickly […]

Maryland workers’ compensation commission No. The law requires every employer to carry workers’ compensation insurance from a private insurance company. The Worker’s Compensation Commission administers the law and resolves disputes between employees and employer/insurers

Do I need an attorney?

This would depend on the nature of your case. Let’s say you have sustained injuries such as a bruise or small cut that would heal completely, and the Employer/Insurer have agreed to pay your medical bills. It should not be necessary to have attorney assistance. Let’s say the injury is of a more serious nature […]

Who pays my attorney?

An attorney is paid only if they are successful in recovering for their clients in worker’s compensation claims. Generally, there are no fees taken from the medical expenses or temporary total benefits if the case is uncontested. If the case is contested and a hearing is necessary before a Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commissioner, the Commissioner […]

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Automobile accidents


A automobile accident can change your life.

Motorcycle and bicycle accidents

Motorcycle and
bicycle accidents

Motorcycle accidents represent a unique area of the law.

Worker's Compensation


Worker’s Compensation in Maryland is a very complicated field to navigate.

Wrongful Death


Facing the loss of a loved is difficult to accept.