Employee safety is paramount no matter the time of year. Yet summertime presents its own unique challenges, like scorching temperatures, busy construction schedules, and occasional torrential summer storms. The best way to prevent mishaps is to mitigate the risk before they happen. That’s why this is a great time to evaluate safety measures and hazards…

Between slips and falls, weather-related auto accidents, and even illness, it’s no surprise that winter weather causes a significant increase in workman’s compensation claims. Here are some of the most common workers’ comp claims in winter: Cold Stress Injuries Most common among employees working outside or in unheated spaces such as warehouses, cold stress injuries…

A workplace accident is one of the most confusing and stressful events that can happen to you. How did this happen, how will this affect my job, and most importantly, how much financial compensation will I receive to cover my medical bills and lost wages? Here is a brief guide on what to expect when…

Maryland often enjoys warm weather through the fall, making it possible for us to find new ways to enjoy the outdoors — a welcome respite following the restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 public health emergency. Higher temperatures pose serious health concerns, however, for those who work outdoors, especially when personal protective equipment is requirement. Those…

Workers compensation insurance exists because there is always the risk of an employee becoming ill or injured at work. Here’s how it works in simplest terms: in order to provide coverage and benefits to an employee in the event of an illness or injury “arising out of and occurring in the course of their employment”,…

It’s been 17 years since a severe acute respiratory virus (SARS) appeared in China. Within weeks, SARS spread to nearly 25 countries in Asia, South America, Europe, and North America, infecting 8,000 people and killing 800. Recently, a new SARS-like illness, COVID-19, caused by a novel coronavirus, has emerged. As of April 1, 2020, with…

When you need to file a workers’ compensation claim, it is not required to hire an attorney. You could proceed with the claim on your own, taking your chances with the system as it is. On the other hand, you may wish to hire an attorney in order to have some assistance along the way….

If you read part one of this post, you already know that there are four standards which will typically need to be met in order to be eligible for workers’ compensation benefits. The first requires that you are an employee of the business where you were working when you became injured or ill. The other…

Unfortunately, injuries on the job do occur from time to time. Even in companies where much is done to keep employees safe, accidents are just a part of life. So, if you have been injured on the job recently, you may be wondering whether or not you are eligible for workers’ compensation benefits (also referred…

If you are involved in a workers comp case, you may be asked to attend an IME as part of the process. IME stands for ‘Independent Medical Review’, and it is meant to confirm the status of your condition. While that might not seem like a big deal at first, it is important to note…

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