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Maryland Worker's Compensation Blog

Worker's compensation Maryland lawyers blog - Shugarman & Mehring

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 from a company to the recipient.

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Tips for Choosing a Maryland Workers Compensation Attorney

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 be working hard to protect their bottom line. You deserve legal representation, too, and you should choose someone who has experience defending employee’s claims.

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Who is Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Maryland?

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 returning to his or her work.

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What is Maryland’s Going and Coming Rule?

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 guarantees that employers will not be forced to pay any benefits if an accident resulting in injuries should occur.

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How a Wrongful Death Attorney Can Help You after the Loss of a Loved One

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.

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Five Things to Do if You are Injured in an Auto Accident in Maryland

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.

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