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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ROADMAP FOR A MARYLAND WORKER’S COMPENSATION CASE
DAY I Interview client Obtain details of accident Obtain clients medical history from accident Obtain clients medical history before accident Set client up for appropriate medical treatment WEEK ONE File workers compensation claim Report accident to workers compensation insurance company Send for all medical records before and after the accident WEEK TWO Send insurance company […]
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 I Re-Open My Workers Compensation Claim Once It Is Settled?
Can I re-open my workers Compensation claim once it is settled? The answer may be yes depending on whether you left your Workers Compensation case open or you closed it. Even if you have closed it, there may be a limited number of situations where you may be able to re-open the settled case. This […]
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 […]
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 […]
Are Maryland Workers Compensation Benefits Taxable?
Are Maryland Workers Compensation benefits taxable? Amounts you receive as workers’ compensation for an occupational disease or accidental injury on the job are not taxable by the state or federal government if they’re paid under the Maryland Workers Compensation law. The exemption also applies to Maryland Workers Compensation death or dependent survivor’s claims as well […]
How Long Does A Workers’ Compensation Case Take?
Maryland work injury attorney-I need my benefits yesterday-How long does a workers’ compensation case take? A Maryland work injury attorney knows there is no time limit as to how long a workers’ compensation case will take. Because the case can stay open for the rest of your life, some case have continued for 20 or […]
Permanent Injury Award- Md workers comp settlement
Permanent Injury Award- Md workers comp settlement After you have returned to work and have completed your treatment and your condition is now permanent and will never get any better, then you are entitled to a permanent injury award which is one type of a Md workers comp settlement. That award is determined based upon […]
What is a Rating?
Workers Compensation Attorneys Use Impairment Ratings in Order to Obtain a Permanent Disability Award The purpose of this blog article will be to explain what a rating is and how it is used by Maryland workers compensation attorneys in determining permanent disability in a workers’ compensation case. The Worker’s Compensation commission can make an award […]