Category: Personal Injury

Occupational Agricultural Illnesses and Injuries

It may come as a surprise to some, but agriculture is the single largest commercial industry in our state. In fact, 350,000 people are employed in various Maryland agriculture occupations, according to information provided by the Maryland State Archives. But what rights do agricultural workers have in Maryland when it comes to workers’ compensation? If… Continued

Occupational Respiratory Illness

When it comes to health hazards, issues arising in the respiratory system are serious. Initially, symptoms such as a cough may seem mild, however, left unmanaged respiratory health concerns can become fatal. If you believe you have been exposed to chemicals, fumes, dust, or other irritant that is causing problems with your breathing, you should… Continued

Pedestrian Injuries

Unfortunately, using crosswalks, sidewalks, and obeying traffic laws is not always enough for pedestrians to stay safe; thousands of pedestrians are killed across the nation every year by inattentive, aggressive, or drunk drivers. What is almost just as bad as being hit by a negligent driver is the fact that many times, the driver will… Continued

Maryland Sanitation Injuries and Fatalities

Earlier this year, a Laurel, Maryland Department of Public Works employee was killed by a driver of an SUV. The 30-year-old employee was loading garbage into a garbage truck when the SUV slammed directly into him, according to the Washington Post. He had been at the back of the bright yellow garbage truck, which was… Continued

School Bus Accidents

Recently in Elkton, Maryland, a car rear-ended a parked school bus, injuring three special needs students, according to WBAL TV 11 News. The three students, aged 8 to 10 years old, were taken to a nearby hospital with non-life threatening injuries, though the severity of their injuries is not known at the time of this… Continued

Job Hazards of Poultry Processing and Slaughtering

Poultry consumption in the U.S. and Maryland has been growing for years now, with each passing month seeming to be at an all time high. In fact, it is not uncommon for 10.5 million birds to be slaughtered on a weekly basis, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. And, unfortunately, the poultry industry is… Continued

Tree Care Operations

The risks associated with tree care operations, such as pruning, removal of branches or entire trees, trimming, and other types of care, are extraordinarily great. The potentially fatal hazards come in many shapes and forms, from falling to a lower level to electrical shock from high voltage power lines. Maryland tree trimmers, pruners, and removers… Continued

Powered Industrial Truck Accidents

A Powered Industrial Truck (PIT) is a term that encompasses a variety of machinery and vehicles that are designed to move heavy objects, lift pallets, load semi trailers, and move materials during construction projects. They are used in almost every major industry to some degree, and if that industry does not specifically use them, PITs… Continued

Were You Injured in a Bicycle Crash?

While Maryland traffic deaths in total increased 17.3 percent from 2014 to 2015, Maryland bicyclist fatalities doubled in that same time period, according to the Capital Gazette. If you were hit by a car, bus, truck, or other motor vehicle while riding your bike, taking legal action against the negligent party should be one of… Continued

E. Coli Outbreak Personal Injury Lawsuit

The Erlanger, Kentucky food company, Dixie Dew Products, Inc., which produces a variety of sauces and nut butters, is being sued after causing dozens of food poisonings across the country. One of the 12 states affected by the outbreaks has been Maryland. Specifically, the company’s soy nut butter has found to be contaminated with E.… Continued