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    Is COVID-19 an Occupational Illness in Waldorf, MD?

    While you can try to file a COVID-19-related claim for workers’ compensation in Maryland, it probably won’t be approved. Maryland has special definitions for occupational diseases in § 9-502 of the state Workers’ Compensation Act. Because COVID-19 does not match the language of this law, employers and insurers are unlikely to payout COVID-19-related claims. Hard-to-Prove […]

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    Maryland Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

    Carpal tunnel syndrome is a repetitive motion injury that is caused by day-to-day duties and progressively gets worse over time. Although it is not an injury that can be traced to a specific, one-time event, it is just as devastating and debilitating as suffering a fall at work or some other acute injury. Carpal tunnel […]

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    Is Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Covered by Workers’ Compensation in Maryland?

    Many Maryland employees associate sudden and unexpected accidents as the trigger for filing a workers’ compensation claim with an employer. However, you may not realize that occupational diseases and injuries may also be covered under your employer’s Maryland workers’ compensation policy. Carpal tunnel syndrome falls under this category as it is a type of repetitive […]

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    Common Mistakes in Maryland Workers’ Compensation Claims

    If you or a loved one has been injured on the job, dealing with workers’ compensation can feel overwhelming. Under the law, your employer is required to provide a safe working environment for all employees, no matter whether they are part time or full time. To ensure the employees are protected, employers are required to […]

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    Differences Between Workers’ Compensation and FELA Claims

    If you have been involved in a work-related accident, you are likely to file a workers’ compensation claim through your employer. In limited instances, you may need to learn about the FELA, or Federal Employers’ Liability Act, and how it differs from standard workers’ compensation claims. Unless you work in the railroad industry, you are […]

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    Maryland Disclosing Sexual Harassment Act Takes Effect in 2018

    The #MeToo movement has helped create social awareness and shine a spotlight on the ongoing problem with sexual harassment in the workplace. In addition, it has forced employers to take a look at their sexual harassment policies, and now the government has set forth new legal requirements for employers in Maryland. The New Disclosing Sexual Harassment […]

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    The Gray Area of Using Social Media to Investigate Workers’ Compensation Claims

    Workers’ compensation was implemented as a way in which men and women could receive monetary compensation for injuries that occurred during the course of employment without protracted litigation. When a person could show that he or she was injured and that injury arose as a result of the duties and obligations of the employment that […]

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    Injured During an Office Holiday Party in Waldorf, Maryland?

    In December, many employers will throw holiday parties in an attempt to boost morale and support their staff going into the holiday season. These parties are usually meant as a thank you to the employees for a job well done and as a fringe benefit to allow the employees to come together in a more collegiate way […]

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    The Most Accident-Prone Professions in Waldorf, MD

    According to a recent study, Maryland has seen a decrease in the number of workplace injuries. It has been reported that in 2015 there were an estimated 65,000 injuries and illnesses in Maryland, which is down from the 68,600 reported injuries and illnesses in Maryland for 2014. According the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, these […]

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    Workers’ Compensation and Occupational Diseases for State Correctional Officers

    Workers’ compensation is provided for employees as protection when the employee is injured while on the job. At the outset, employees would have to file claims against the employer to show that there was negligence on the part of the employer that led to the permanent or temporary injury of the employee. However, the legal […]

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