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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 […]

There are seven (7) locations where Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claims are held, i.e. Baltimore, Frederick, Beltsville, Cambridge, LaPlata, Abingdon and Lavale. Generally, the Commission will assign your hearing at the location closest to the Claimant’s home. The attorneys of Shugarman & Mehring regularly attend hearings at each of these locations.

May I chose my doctor?

Yes. The law allows the Claimant to select a doctor of their choice. However, the Maryland physician must agree to accept payment in accordance with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Fee Schedule in full pay and cannot look to the Claimant for payment of any other monies. Accordingly, the Claimant should confirm before treatment that the […]

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Motorcycle accidents represent a unique area of the law.

Worker's Compensation

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

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Facing the loss of a loved is difficult to accept.