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Paraplegia vs Quadriplegia May Result From Car Crash-Related Injuries

Imagine suffering such a catastrophic injury in a car accident that you lose the use of your legs or being paralyzed from the neck down. Nearly 1 in 50 people are living with the daily effects of paralysis and of those, spinal cord injury is the second-most-common cause. At Zirkin & Schmerling Law, we have […]

Permanent Partial Disability and COVID-19 Part II

In Part I of this blog post, I gave a basic overview of permanent partial disability (PPD) benefits.  So what kind of permanent partial disability benefits might someone who gets infected with COVID-19 at work expect to receive?  Permanent partial disability benefits usually involve lasting physical effects.  I found at least one news article describing […]

Permanent Partial Disability (PPD) Benefits and COVID-19, Part I: An Introduction to PPD

When someone in Maryland is injured on the job, the Workers’ Compensation statute allows that person to receive certain benefits.  Those benefits include Temporary Total Disability (TTD) payments, which provide for two-thirds of the person’s average weekly wage during the time the person is totally unable to work due to the work accident.  Another class […]