TOP TEN FACTS ABOUT INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EVALUATIONS IN A MARYLAND WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM In a Maryland workers compensation case the workers Compensation insurance company will likely schedule an independent medical evaluation In a worker’s compensation claim, insurance companies typically set up the plaintiff or claimant for an evaluation to be done by the insurance company […]
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The Americans With Disability Act May Prevent Me From Being Fired For Filing a Maryland Workers Compensation Claim
The Americans with Disability Act may prevent me from being fired for filing a Maryland Workers Compensation claim. If your employer has at least 15 employees or you are employed by a government employer you may have additional protection under federal law under the Americans with Disability act. The Americans with Disability Act is designed to […]
Four Reasons Why You Can Not Be Fired For Filing a Maryland Workers Compensation Claim?
Four Reasons Why You Can Not 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 […]
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) May Prevent Me From Being Fired For Filing a Maryland Workers Compensation Claim
Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) may prevent me from being fired for filing a Maryland Workers Compensation claim If your employers have 50 or more employees there may be additional protections under federal law for employees injured on the job. The Federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) provides certain employees with up to 12 […]
Eight Methods Used To Detect Insurance Fraud In A Maryland Workers Compensation Claim Or An Auto Accident Claim
What 8 methods do private investigators use to try to detect insurance fraud in a Maryland Workers Compensation claim or an auto accident claim? Surveillance – Investigators may use audio, video, and other types of surveillance to determine whether an individual worker is as injured as they claim. Interviews and research – Workers compensation investigators may interview colleagues, […]
Medical Marijuana in Maryland Workers Compensation Claims White Paper
Medical Marijuana in Maryland Workers Compensation Claims Medical marijuana will become a frequent issue in Maryland Workers Compensation cases now that it has been legalized by the Maryland legislature. The purpose of this article is to argue for the approval of medical marijuana as a medicine or treatment in certain workers compensation cases. This article […]
CAN I MAKE A MARYLAND WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM IF INJURED ON OR NEAR A PARKING LOT AT WORK?
CAN I MAKE A MARYLAND WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM IF INJURED ON OR NEAR A PARKING LOT AT WORK? Whether you can file a claim when injured on or near a parking lot close to your job depends on many factors. The below cases summarize many of the factors that the Workers compensation commission will look […]
What Protections Are Available to the Injured Party at an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)?
What protections are available to the injured party at an Independent Medical Evaluation (IME)? The right to an IME is provided by the Maryland Rules in a civil case and by the Workers Compensation regulations in a worker’s compensation case. Maryland Rule 2-423. Mental or physical examination of persons When the mental or physical condition […]
Are Workers Compensation Settlements And Awards Marital Property Under Maryland Divorce Laws?
Are workers Compensation settlements and awards marital property under Maryland Divorce laws? The purpose of this article is to determine whether a worker’s compensation settlement or award is considered Marital property under the Maryland Marital Property act and therefore subject to splitting between spouses if they are divorced. The appellate courts have interpreted the Maryland […]
Can an undocumented illegal alien file a Maryland Workers Compensation claim?
Can an undocumented immigrant or an illegal alien file a Maryland Workers Compensation claim? The simple answer is yes an undocumented immigrant or an illegal alien can file a Maryland Workers Compensation claim . In the case of Design Kitchen and Baths v. Lagos 388 Md. 718, 882 A.2d 817 (2005) the Maryland Court of Appeals […]