Category: Workers’ Compensation

Workers’ Compensation Death Benefits

Tragically, a 27-year-old construction worker recently died on the job at the worksite of a preparatory school in Potomac, Maryland, as reported by The Washington Post. The incident occurred when the victim and his colleagues were moving a portable building, and when something went wrong, the building struck the 27-year-old worker. He died at the… Continued

Fast Food Burn Injuries

A survey of 1,500 adults conducted by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health found that the majority of fast food workers had suffered a burn injury while on the job. The workers, who consisted of a survey group across the country, held non-managerial positions, and 79 percent reported that they had suffered a… Continued

Were You Fired for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim?

Maryland employees have certain rights, and one of these rights is to be able to file a workers’ compensation claim without being retaliated against by their employer. If you were fired simply for filing a workers’ compensation claim, you can take legal action against your employer to fight for your job and financial compensation for… Continued

Are You Suffering From a Repetitive Strain Injury?

Repetitive strain injuries are among the most common types of injuries that workers face. In fact, repetitive strain injuries caused 34 percent of all workplace illnesses and injuries in 2012 according to a study published in Science Direct. A repetitive strain injury occurs when there is excessive wear and tear on a joint or muscle.… Continued

Workers Are Often Exposed to Dangerous and Unregulated Chemicals Daily

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) can proudly point to the drastic decline in workplace fatalities since the Administration was created in 1971. These days, around 4,500 workers are killed on the job every year, far fewer than the tens of thousands that perished fifty or more years ago. However, while 5,190 workers died… Continued

Machine Shop Injuries

Machine shops are notoriously dangerous working environments due to a seemingly endless set of hazards. To make matters worse, when machinists are injured to the point of being partially disabled, they often can no longer work in their profession due to the high level of precision and dexterity that the job demands. If you were… Continued

How Much Say Do I Have in My Treatment?

Injured Maryland Workers Have a Right to Make Medical Decisions or Demand a Different Doctor Workers’ compensation doctors are sometimes referred to as the “company doctor” because there is a preconceived, yet not totally unfounded, notion that the physician works for your employer and will use the cheapest methods available to get you back on… Continued

Scaffolding Accidents

In Frederick County, one construction worker was killed and another was injured when scaffolding collapsed at an elementary school construction site, according to WJLA Washington. The victim who lost his life fell 25 feet onto the ground, while the injured worker suffered an injury to his leg. Both were subcontractors, meaning that their workers’ compensation… Continued

Occupational Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain injuries are one of the most common fatal injuries that workers encounter. Whether you work in construction, in an office, or in a factory, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can leave workers with permanent conditions. If you or a loved one have suffered a TBI on the job, workers’ compensation can and should cover all… Continued

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