TOP TEN FACTS ABOUT INDEPENDENT MEDICAL EVALUATIONS IN A MARYLAND WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM

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 […]

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?

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 the claim only, then you may have a right to file […]

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 […]

How Much Do I Get Paid While Out On Workers Comp?

How Much Do I Get Paid While Out On Workers Comp? The Workers’ Compensation Insurance Company will pay two-thirds of your average weekly wage for every day you miss from work with a doctor’s excuse. You do not get paid for the first three days until you missed two weeks of work. These payments are […]

Can I file a Workers Compensation claim while on my way to work or on my way home?

Can I file a Maryland Workers Compensation claim while on my way to work or on my way home? General Principles Injuries incurred by an employee while going to or returning from the work place do not ordinarily arise out of and in the course of employment, and are therefore not compensable under the Maryland […]

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 Child Support Touch My Workers Compensation Benefits?

Can I protect my Maryland Workers Compensation award from a child support lien? The answer to this question is both yes and no. You will be able to protect seventy five percent of the permanency award or full and final settlement only. The balance of the award may be subject to a garnishment for a […]

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