Ruth Schaub, Author at Zirkin and Schmerling Law

What If I Have to Change Careers After My Work Injury?

Changing jobs due to a work-related injury is a challenging situation, especially when trying to recover from a serious injury. Thankfully, vocational counseling and career advice are rehabilitation benefits through workers’ compensation. Both assist employees with changing careers following a work accident. Maryland requires employers to maintain workers’ comp insurance but it’s not always easy […]

Maryland Workers’ Compensation Laws You Should Know

Maryland is one of 49 states in the country that requires employers to have workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees who are injured, sickened, or disabled while on the job by providing wage replacement and medical care.  The state’s General Assembly passed the first workers’ compensation law in the United States in 1902. Although that […]

Valuing a Workers’ Compensation Claim in Maryland

Workers’ compensation in Maryland allows employees who have been injured on the job to receive benefits to help pay for their injuries. These benefits primarily include compensation for medical expenses and loss of wages relating to the workplace accident and injuries sustained.  However, no two workers’ compensation cases are the same, and thus there is […]

Dangerous Chemicals and Workers’ Compensation

Many people are exposed to dangerous chemicals every day at work, sometimes without even knowing it. From medical researchers to auto mechanics, the dangers workers face span a variety of different industries. When accidents happen at work, deadly fumes and fluids may be released and inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. Not only can […]

I Fell At Work, What Should I Do?

Workplace slip and fall accidents can lead to serious or even fatal injuries. According to the U.S. Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 603 Americans die from workplace slip and fall accidents every year, and 213,000 workers suffer from slip and fall injuries annually. These accidents are common across many different industries. If you’re involved […]

A presumption in favor of granting COVID-19 workers’ compensation benefits?

As of August 28, 2020, Honolulu firefighters are asking the mayor of their city to make it easier for them to obtain workers’ compensation benefits related to COVID-19. Specifically, the firefighters are hoping that the mayor will enact a legal presumption in their favor. This would mean that if a firefighter gets sick with COVID-19, […]

Is COVID-19 a compensable “occupational disease” under the law of Workers’ Compensation in Maryland?

The current COVID-19 pandemic is obviously an unprecedented public health crisis in American society.  Numerous industries and organizations, including the legal community, are facing uncharted questions and challenges. I’d like to examine one such question that is relevant to my particular area of legal practice, Workers’ Compensation in Maryland: whether someone who is deemed an […]

How to Choose the Right Workers’ Compensation Attorney

Did you suffer an injury at work? Is your employer fighting back and trying to blame you for the accident? Is your employer saying that you weren’t that hurt and should be able to finish your medical treatment and come back to work full time. These are common tactics that workplaces use. If this sounds […]