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Widow Urges Caution in Work Zones

A Maryland woman recently suffered a tragic loss when her husband, who was a state highway worker, was struck by a truck while cleaning debris off the road. According to the victim’s widow, the truck driver was not paying attention to the road and drifted over the safety line where her husband was working in » Read More

Functional Capacity Evaluations

If you have suffered a work injury, you may be fortunate enough that the injury was not serious, and your recovery was quick and free of complications. However, some injuries are more severe, which can impact a worker’s ability to return to their job. There may be physical limitations, as well as cognitive delays, depending » Read More

As Construction Season Approaches Proceed with Caution

Spring has finally sprung, and the warmer weather is here to stay. This also means that it is construction season, so in addition to green grass and brightly colored flowers in full bloom, you can expect to see more orange cones as you drive to work, drop the kids off at school, or run errands. » Read More

How Claims Adjusters Investigate Workers’ Comp Claims

Workplace injuries can happen when you least expect it, whether you work in the construction industry or in an office setting. Serious injuries can result in costly medical bills, lost wages, and permanent disability if the injury prevents you from returning to work at all. When this happens, workers depend on, and are entitled to » Read More

Hierarchy of Controls in the Workplace

Every employee is entitled to a safe work environment, regardless of where he or she works. Certain industries, including construction, warehouse, and transportation tend to be particularly dangerous, resulting in the most workplace injuries and fatalities. Employers have a fundamental responsibility to control the level of exposure that employees have to occupational hazards. The National » Read More

Occupational Hazards in Retail

The last time you stopped at your local supermarket, Home Depot, or Costco, it is unlikely that you encountered any serious hazards. That’s because the employees at these establishments work very hard to keep their floors clean and dry, their walkways clear, and their shelves neatly stocked and organized. Unfortunately, this can be very physical » Read More

Rise in Caught-In and Caught-Between Accidents

According to OSHA, caught-in and caught-between accidents are one of the top four leading causes of fatalities in the construction industry. The other three are electrical hazards, fall hazards, and struck-by hazards. These potentially life-threatening workplace accidents occur when a worker gets caught, crushed, pinched, or compressed between two or more objects. Unfortunately, a recent » Read More

Risks of Occupational Hearing Loss

Every day, millions of workers are exposed to certain ototoxicants, or chemicals that can cause hearing loss if inhaled, ingested, or absorbed through the skin. These chemicals are used in a wide range of industries, including manufacturing, construction, agriculture, and many others. When exposure to these chemicals is combined with elevated noise levels, the risk » Read More

The Most Hazardous Jobs of 2018  

Workplace accidents can happen at any time, especially when you least expect them. However, there are some industries that are known to be more dangerous, and the cause of more fatal injuries than other occupations. For example, the construction industry presents many more workplace hazards on a daily basis than working in an office. For » Read More

Filing Your Claim

If you work in the state of Maryland and you have been injured on the job, you may be eligible for Workers’ Compensation benefits that include medical expenses, lost wages, and other financial benefits based on the nature of your injury. In order for you to collect the full benefits you need in a timely » Read More