Can I File A Maryland Workers Compensation Claim If I am Injured While on a Lunch Break or Coffee Break ? The Maryland court has definitely held that injuries at work while on coffee break on the premises are covered as would lunch breaks on the premises whether the employee gets paid for the break […]
Monthly Archives: November 2017
Is The Money I Receive in a Car Accident Settlement Taxable?
Is the money I receive in a car accident settlement taxable? In general, the money that is received from a car accident settlement is not taxable as long as it was received due to a physical injury or physical sickness. The IRS states that: If you receive a settlement for personal physical injuries or physical […]
Can I File a Workers Compensation Claim If I Am Injured at A Company Picnics or Company Party?
Can I File a Workers Compensation Claim If I Am Injured at A Company Picnics or Company Party? The answer to this question is that it depends, but more often than not the answer is yes. The Maryland courts rely on 5 key factors. Sica v. Retail Credit Co. 245 Md. 606, 227 A.2d 33 […]
Can I file a Maryland Workers Compensation claim if I am injured on the company premises while playing basketball, softball, pool, or ping pong?
Can I file a Maryland Workers Compensation claim if I am injured on the company premises while playing basketball, softball, pool, or ping pong? The answer may be yes. Especially if it is on the company premises and sometime during the work day. Even if after hours if the employer is aware of the sporting […]
How do I Obtain Medical Treatment for my Maryland Workers Compensation Case, When I Move to Another State?
How do I obtain medical treatment for my Maryland Workers Compensation case, when I move to another state? Under Maryland Workers Compensation law, you have a right to treat with any doctor you choose to treat your condition as long as the medical treatment is necessary and related to your workers compensation injury. While many […]
Can I Choose My Own Doctor When I Am Injured on The Job?
Can I Choose My Own Doctor When I Am Injured on The Job? Under the Maryland Workers’ Compensation law, each employee has the right to treat with his or her choice of medical provider. The doctor must be willing to accept payments under the Maryland Workers’ Compensation fee schedule. Maryland has a fee schedule of […]
Can I Be Fired for filing a Maryland Workers Compensation Claim?
Can I Be Fired for filing a Maryland Workers Compensation Claim? Maryland Criminal Law provides that it is actually a criminal offense to fire someone for filing a workers’ compensation claim, subject to one year in jail and One Thousand Dollar ($1,000.00) fine. If you can prove that your employer fired you specifically for filing […]
Am I Suing My Employer When I File a Workers Compensation Claim
Am I Suing Employer Workers Compensation Claim Every employer in the State of Maryland is required to purchase workers’ compensation insurance. Any workers’ compensation claim is against the insurance company your employer has named. All workers’ compensation benefits are paid by that insurance company and as long as there is insurance, the employer is not […]