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What to Do If You Are Hurt at Work in Maryland

Workers’ compensation is the primary source for payment for lost time from work and medical expenses for Maryland workers who have been injured at work. Although the workers’ compensation system is designed to provide timely payment of all benefits,… Read More

Three-Year-Old Killed in Fire Caused by Hoverboard

A three-year-old was killed and two others were critically injured on March 13 in a house fire after a hoverboard charging in the home caught fire. The U.S. Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) has stated that this is the first death linked to… Read More

Study: Most Americans Uncomfortable Sharing Roads with Autonomous Vehicles

Although most American drivers are ready to embrace autonomous technology in new vehicles, many are still afraid of the idea of completely self-driving cars, according to a recent study from the American Automobile Association (AAA). The study found… Read More

Study Questions Widespread Use of IVC Filters in Trauma Patients

Inferior vena cava (IVC) filters are small, cage-like devices implanted into the vena cava – a large vein in the abdomen that returns blood from the lower body to the heart – to prevent blood clots from reaching vital organs and causing a pulmonary embolism. These… Read More

The Social Security Offset

Yesterday I met with a Social Security client who was already receiving long-term disability (LTD) benefits. Although she had already planned on applying for Social Security Disability, she mentioned that Hartford, her LTD carrier, was “making” her apply… Read More

2016 Traffic Fatalities Estimated as Highest in Nine Years

Preliminary data from the National Safety Council (NSC) estimates that 2016 may have been the deadliest year on U.S. roads since 2007. An estimated 40,000 people were killed in vehicle-related accidents in 2016, an approximate six percent increase over… Read More

Arthritis and Long-Term Disability Benefits

Arthritis can be among the most debilitating of illnesses leading people to apply for disability. The two main types of arthritis, rheumatoid arthritis and osteoarthritis, are caused by different mechanisms but can have equally devastating impacts on… Read More

The Dangers of High Levels of Caffeine

Caffeine can be found almost everywhere. It is in our coffee, tea, soft drinks, chocolate and ice cream. It is also found in energy drinks and even your energy water. Although caffeine is harmless in small quantities, it can cause serious injury and… Read More

Social Media in Long-Term Disability Claims

One of the more sinister things that insurers can do during the long-term disability (LTD) claim process is to have you surveilled (followed) for a period of time to see if the limitations you discussed in your application for benefits match what they… Read More

Filing a Claim for Maryland Workers’ Compensation

Dealing with an on-the-job injury or illness can leave an injured worker at a loss for what to do next. Filing for workers’ compensation can be a complicated process as there are a number of important steps you must follow to file a claim in Maryland. Below,… Read More

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