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Infectious Pathogens Can Spread from Contaminated Textiles

Most hospitals in the United States are vigilant about preventing the spread of infections, particularly those that are resistant to antibiotics. In order to prevent the transmission of multidrug-resistant organisms like Clostridium difficile or methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), hospital staff tend to focus on cleaning and disinfecting non-porous or high-touch surfaces like sinks, counters, bed » Read More

New OSHA Rule on Crane Safety  

Operating a crane can be an extremely dangerous job, especially if the crane operator does not take the appropriate steps to avoid risk and prevent accidents. Whether you are operating the crane or working at a construction site where a crane is being used, a crane accident can cause devastating injuries and fatalities, as well » Read More

“Move Over” Law Protects Work Zone Employees

Maryland Police are urging motorists to obey the “move over” law, after a tractor trailer struck several Maryland prison inmates who were working on the shoulder of the road. One of the inmates was killed, while three others were taken to a nearby hospital. Unfortunately, work zone accidents are quite common, putting workers at serious » Read More

Company Responsible for Trench Collapse that Killed Construction Worker

A 20-year-old construction worker was tragically killed in November when a trench collapsed as he was trying to clear a clogged water line at a local city pool. Investigators found that the 15-foot hole surrounding the sewer lines had not been properly shored up, which caused the trench to cave-in. Unfortunately, the Baltimore City Fire » Read More

Spinal Stenosis Injuries and Workers’ Compensation

Spinal stenosis is a common injury that can be caused by a range of factors, including genetics, wear and tear, and osteoarthritis. Stenosis refers to a narrowing of a passage in the body; as such, spinal stenosis is the narrowing of the spinal canal. Construction workers, warehouse workers, healthcare workers, and others who work in » Read More

Pursuing a Workers’ Compensation Claim for Wrist Tendonitis

Wrist tendonitis is a common workplace injury that typically occurs as a result of repetitive motions and/or overuse. If the injury occurred while on the job, it will likely be covered by Workers’ Compensation. However, depending on the nature of the injury, there may be instances when the injury is not covered. An experienced Baltimore » Read More

How Societal Issues Impact Violence Against Teachers  

In early November, a Baltimore City student punched a teacher in the face after allegedly fighting with another student. In a video that has since gone viral, the student appeared to be very angry about something. After another student attempted to restrain her, the student punched the teacher on the side of her face. While » Read More

What Every Employee Should Know About Workers’ Compensation

Workplace injuries can happen when you least expect them, particularly if you work in industries like construction, trucking, or in a warehouse. Depending on the nature of the injury, you may be out of work for an extended period and face costly medical expenses. Fortunately, in the state of Maryland, all employers are required to » Read More

The Risks of Returning to Work Too Soon

When an employee suffers a workplace injury that causes him or her to be out of work for some time, Workers’ Compensation benefits ensure that the injured worker receives the medical treatment necessary, reimbursement for lost wages, as well as a reasonable amount of time off to heal and recover. If the injury is severe, » Read More

Growing Number of Injured Workers Seek Relief from Opioids  

Work-related injuries can often leave individuals dealing with chronic pain and discomfort. When over-the-counter medicines like ibuprofen and acetaminophen fail to provide enough pain relief, many workers resort to stronger options. According to a study by the University of Maryland School of Medicine, nearly one-third of Maryland workers who filed Workers’ Compensation claims resorted to » Read More