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Is Travel for Work Covered by Workers’ Compensation?

Many people in Baltimore, and throughout Maryland, travel for work. The travel might be occasional or constant. It may be local, national, or even international. It may occur during working hours or outside of normal working hours. One question that is often asked of a Workers’ Compensation lawyer is if an accident that occurs while » Read More

Can Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease Awareness Month Protect Workers?

Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a serious lung condition that is often associated with long-term smoking. However, there are a range of other factors that can increase the risk of COPD, including dust, chemical fumes, and other pollutants in the air that can be easily inhaled. Unfortunately, many workers in the United States are » Read More

How Do Employees Feel About Returning to the Workplace During the Pandemic?

The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues to be a major public health concern throughout the United States and around the world. Small businesses and large corporations have had to make major logistical changes to the way they do business. During the early days of the pandemic, offices, schools, restaurants, and other businesses closed, and employees who » Read More

Am I Eligible to Receive Workers’ Compensation Benefits for Anxiety or Stress?

Workers’ Compensation benefits are available for employees who have been injured on the job. Although physical injuries caused by falls, overexertion, and contact with objects and equipment are among the most common Workers’ Compensation claims, employees may also be able to collect benefits for injuries or illnesses that are caused by stress. These claims may » Read More

What Makes Scaffolding Dangerous for Construction Workers?

Scaffolding is used at almost every construction site where the structure that is being erected is more than one story high. In addition to providing construction workers with access to high levels, scaffolding also enables workers to access difficult-to-reach locations and provides a stable work platform where construction workers can store tools and other materials. » Read More

How are Transit Workers Staying Safe During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

When it comes to essential workers, the first employees that people tend to think of are health care workers, emergency responders, social workers, and infection control professionals. However, people often forget that transit workers such as bus operators, train conductors, and transit maintenance workers are on the front lines every day, making sure that buses, » Read More

How can My Employer Provide a Safe Workplace During Hurricane Season?

Hurricanes and other natural disasters have caused devastating property damage, severe injuries, and fatalities in the United States, particularly in recent years when the intensity of the storms has been steadily increasing as a result of growing concerns over climate change. Although these storms cannot be prevented, the National Hurricane Center studies and tracks these » Read More

Which Long-Term Disability Claims Increased Over the Past Decade?

Musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs), also known as repetitive motion injuries, are injuries that affect the musculoskeletal system, including the muscles, tendons, ligaments, nerves, disks, and blood vessels. MSDs are responsible for close to 30 percent of all Workers’ Compensation costs in the United States. According to a recent survey conducted by Unum, an insurance company that » Read More

What Industries Present the Greatest Fall Hazards?  

Fall-related accidents are one of the most common causes of workplace injuries in the United States. In fact, according to the National Safety Council (NSC), falls are the third leading cause of unintentional injury-related death. Although falls from elevated surfaces, such as rooftops, scaffolding, and ladders, often cause serious injuries, a worker does not necessarily » Read More

Does Workers’ Compensation Cover Physical Therapy Costs?

Workplace injuries can happen whether someone works at a busy construction site or an office environment. Although a construction worker is more likely to suffer from musculoskeletal or head injuries from being struck by a heavy object, an office worker may be more prone to Carpal Tunnel Syndrome or muscle strains from ergonomically incorrect workstations. » Read More