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 […]
One of the first things you should do when you need to defend a workers’ compensation claim is to hire an Maryland worker’s compensation attorney to assist you. Even if your employer doesn’t fight your claim, there is a good chance the insurance company will call it into question, and their team of attorneys will […]
Like every other state, Maryland offers protection for employees who are injured on the job. If a person is injured, it is the responsibility of the employer to ensure he or she receives the appropriate medical care and financial compensation. Furthermore, the employer must allow the employee the appropriate amount of time to heal before […]
Maryland’s “going and coming rule” applies to workers’ compensation cases in the state and is designed to prevent employees from receiving workers’ compensation benefits for injuries that incur commuting to and from work. The law assumes that an employee is willing to accept responsibility for his or her travel to and from the workplace, and […]
As someone who has just lost a loved one unexpectedly, the last thing on your mind is a lawsuit. This is understandable. Life took an unexpected turn and no amount of money can ever replace what you have lost. Unfortunately, even in the aftermath of an unexpected loss, loose ends are all around you. Insurance […]
Auto accidents happen every day in Maryland and if you are one of the unlucky people who is injured on the road, there are several things you need to know. Having an idea how you will handle the situation when and if it occurs can help you avoid panicking in the moment. You also need […]
Were you injured while working? Are you suffering chronic pain – mild or moderate – directly caused by the work you do every day? You are entitled to financial compensation to help you restore your health and make ends meet while your injury or illness is treated. Workers’ compensation is a type of insurance that […]
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.
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 […]
Some insurers will begin the benefits without the necessity of filing a formal claim with the Maryland Worker’s Compensation Commission. Once a claim is filed with the Maryland Worker’s 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 […]
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