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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 […]

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 […]

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. If you have sustained injuries such as a bruise or small cut which would heal completely, and the Employer/Insurer have agreed to pay your medical bills, it should not be necessary to have attorney assistance. If however, the injury is of the more serious nature or […]

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

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