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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Was injured at work

- do I get compensation for a workers' comp for things that I can no longer do b/c of the injury that aren't related to my job, but impact my personal life?

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Jul 21, 2017

I agree with Mr. Kirk. Compensation is available under Maryland workers comp laws if you have permanent remaining issues. Your question directly indicates that you have remaining and permanent issues. Contact a workers compensation attorney to discuss obtaining a rating with a doctor that is... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: How long can you be on temporary total disability?
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on May 26, 2017

The short answer is there are a lot of factors that play into this. The payments are for a temporary basis so not to last permanently. Depending on the severity of the injury, amount of treatment, what doctors are recomending, and other factors, an injured worker could conceivably be on ttd for... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: What if you are not recieving any money they arent paying my dr bills or for my meds... can i sell crocheted items

When you are on workers comp.... and you only charge enough to pay for materials used

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on May 1, 2017

Further information would be needed to accurately answer this question. I would suggest an in office consultation with a workers compensation attorney to better determine your rights. If you have an attorney then he or she should answer this for you.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: I crichet can i sell a few of my things if i am on workers com0
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on May 1, 2017

You can sell your items but be sure to have your attorney let the workers compensation adjuster know about the sales. If you are receiving money for these items the adjuster may want to reduce the payments by what you are receiving from sales income you receive.

Certainly discuss this...
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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: I was hurt three months ago at work went to doctor then surgen then he put me out work. Will there be pay wc will cover

I mean the total time 3 months

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Apr 4, 2017

You are entitled to be paid temporary total disability/ lost wages at 2/3 your normal gross wages. Because its been 3 months the defense may challenge the case but hopefully not.

In addition to ttd you may qualify for permanency money, mileage , medical payment, and potentially voc...
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2 Answers | Asked in Medical Malpractice, Personal Injury and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: I was mailed a workmans compensation first report of injury or illness form do i fill this out or my job?

I was in juried but 90 days ago after accident job put me un leave. When i schdule doctors appointment.

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Apr 3, 2017

Typically the first report of injury is filed by the employer and it starts the statute of limitations period. The injured worker is responsible to file the claim form c30. This should be done with a workers comp attorney so that it can be done properly and not cause issues in the future.... Read more »

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4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: If my brother was hurt in an accident can I sue on his behalf?
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Mar 31, 2017

It is important to know whether your brother does not wish to bring a suit on his own behalf, or if he is physically unable to because of an incapacity. More information would be needed.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Person on TTD in MD with 2 full time jobs in MD, are they entitled to pay from both jobs?

Person works as EMS professional and private medical transport full time at both jobs in MD. Person is injured lifting a patient at one job and is not authorized to lift anything heavy which means not allowed to work at either job. Workmen's comp insurance is claiming person can't get... Read more »

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Mar 30, 2017

Unfortunately Maryland law does state what you have been told. There are however other means of recovering money which can be used to recouperate your losses. Industrial loss may be an argument worth making. Also, public safety employees are entitled to increased benefits at the time of... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Do you file for workers comp at work or with a state office?
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Mar 17, 2017

Yes. It is particularly important to file with the workers comp commission. An attorney can help you fill out the claim form if needed. Attorneys do charge a fee unless money is recovered.

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Had workers comp. They ended it after the doctor stated lm to return back to work , retured back to doctor months later

And stated that i am at MMI but i need vocational training per doctor do to my injurie being at MMI but not were it should be for me to function at my job and not being able to return to my career, once i start vocational traning will they have to back pay me for the months i did not receive the... Read more »

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Mar 16, 2017

Once you are MMI you are no longer temporarily disabled so the ttd checks are stopped. Until voc rehab starts there is little if any entitlement to weekly benefits. Depending on your circumstances your attorney may be able to get you paid for the period. If you have no attorney you should... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Car Accidents for Maryland on
Q: My husband was not notified but found out he has been assigned an attorney for his WC case by the carrier.

Should he contact his employer for the attorney's contact information? Why would an attorney be assigned to a Workers Comp case?

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Mar 15, 2017

It sounds like the insurance company has referred their case to their attorney. Most likely the new attorney will evaluate the claim and make their recommendations to the insurance adjuster. The recommendation could be to accept the case and pay for medical and lost wages, or to challenge the... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: How can I tell if my employer offers workers compensation benefits?
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Feb 24, 2017

They are required to have a wc policy by law. You can search for the insurance provider on the Maryland Workers Compensation commission website.

Good luck!

4 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: If you are hurt in a hit and run accident can you still claim damages?
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Feb 10, 2017

Yes you can. These are somewhat complicated cases that eventually require a judgement against the Maryland Unsatisfied Claim and Judgement division of MAIF. It is best to contact an attorney to discuss this process and your case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Are there circumstances where you can file a workers' comp claim and a personal injury lawsuit when you're injured on

the job?

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Feb 1, 2017

Absolutely. This is common in cases involving an employee driving a company car and involved in a collision. Other circumstances exist such as trip and fall incidents while working on another business or persons property. Contact a Maryland work injury attorney to discuss further. Good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Is there any way for a freelance worker/contractor to receive workers' comp benefits if injured on the job?
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Jan 14, 2017

There is a chance workers comp benefits can be recovered. A conversation with a Maryland Workers compensation attorney is necessary because many factors of the particular case come in to play. Good Luck.

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3 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: I was severely injured in a car accident and have been focusing on my recovery and physical therapy for the past couple

years. Only now have I had time to consider filing a claim. Is there a time limit and if so are there any exceptions?

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Dec 21, 2016

Under Maryland jurisdiction There is a time limit of 3 years from the date of accident. Call an attorney asap. I wish you good luck!

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: CAN MY EMPLOYOR TERMINATE MY EMPLOYEMENT WHEN WORKER COMP. PAYMENTS ARE ORDERED IT IS COURT ORDER
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Dec 18, 2016

Maryland law provides very little job protection when it comes to workers comp cases. Unfortunately many of my clients lose their job after sustaining a work place injury. Its of no fault of their own but employers sometime take advantage of the circumstances and terminate employment. What may... Read more »

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: I'm dissatisfied with my workers' comp attorney but we're in the middle of my case. Can I still switch to someone else?
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Dec 16, 2016

You can switch attorneys at anytime. It is always a good idea to try and speak with your current attorney and discuss why you are disatisfied and if he or she can make some changes to meet your needs. If the attorney to client relationship is beyond repair than your new attorney will have to... Read more »

3 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: What types of injuries and illnesses are covered by workers' comp? Does it vary by profession?
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Nov 22, 2016

There is some variance as to the common injuries covered under wc but ordinarily it is " the cause" of the injury or disease. For example lung cancer is easier proved when a firefighter suffers from it. Carpal tunnel when a cosmetologist suffers from it. Usually with strains and broken... Read more »

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2 Answers | Asked in Personal Injury for Maryland on
Q: I was injured in a car accident when a police car side-swiped me while it was pursuing someone else

(the police car ran a red light). Will the fact that the police work for the government make it harder for me to sue them?

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
answered on Nov 16, 2016

The local tort claims act will place especially urgent deadlines on you as a plaintiff that ordinarily dont matter. Contact an attorney and get your claim started asap. Good luck!

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