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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 […]

What Should I Do if I Slip and Fall at Work?

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 […]

Totaled Car – What Are My Options?

When someone says their car was totaled in an accident, most people imagine a smoking wreck of a vehicle damaged beyond repair. The term “totaled” has become incorrectly synonymous over the years with an extremely damaged vehicle, but this term simply means that the insurance company has declared the vehicle as not worth repairing. While […]

Why Keeping an Injury Journal Can Help Your Maryland Personal Injury Claim

If you are injured in an accident, you deserve to be compensated for the damages you have suffered, especially if the accident results from someone else’s negligence. Damages can include medical expenses from injuries, loss of wages while recovering, and physical and emotional pain & suffering.  Unfortunately, there is no easy way to calculate upfront […]

Why Soft-Tissue Injury Claims Can Be Difficult to Prove

It’s not uncommon for people to think that an injury they cannot see is not that serious. People think if a broken bone isn’t among your injuries, it can’t be serious. The reality is a soft-tissue injury can be just as debilitating as a bone fracture, even if it seems invisible from the outside. Soft-tissue […]

What Not to Say to Your Workers’ Comp Doctor in Maryland

The outcome of your workers’ compensation claim is hugely determined by your workers’ compensation doctor. This doctor will decide your treatment plan, work restrictions, and how the injury will affect your life in the years to come. Because their opinion is so important, you must be sure they have all the correct information necessary to […]

7-Year-Old Boy Dies After Being Hit by Car Near School Bus Stop in Bethesda

Bethesda, Maryland police have confirmed that on the morning of April 7th, a 7-year-old boy was struck by a car while waiting for the bus with his father and 18-month-old brother. The boy and his family were waiting on a Montgomery County school bus on the corner of King Charles Way and Grosvenor Lane when […]

38 Cars On Wilkens Avenue Severely Damaged By a Commercial Truck

Accidents involving large commercial trucks and work trucks can be devastating. The size and weight of these vehicles are extreme compared to other passenger vehicles, so the resulting damage and injuries are often quite severe and extensive. Just recently, one such incident occurred in Baltimore, MD, when a worker driving a large welding truck started […]

What if a Dog Bites Me at Work?

When you head to work, you don’t expect your day to end with a severe dog bite. But it happens to thousands of working people every year. A dog bite at work is even more complicated than one at home or out in your neighborhood. Work-related dog bites often involve company investigations and paperwork, health […]

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, […]