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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: What does issues withdrawal mean in a workman's compensation case? On wwc online for Hearing results
Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Nov 29, 2017

It means the filing party has asked the WCC to not decide the requests it previously made. Typically, those requests cannot be again filed for a period of 90 days.

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Q: I was injured at my full-time job. How do I know whether I'm covered by workers' comp?
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh answered on Nov 27, 2017

There are a number of facts that will determine if you are covered. A discussion with a workers comp attorney is your first step. Consultations are free.

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1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Can workmens comp stop paying me because there Dr said i reached MMI after recieving my MRI?

I went to court a month before and was awarded back pay and continuing. I'm so confused.

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Nov 21, 2017

Yes, they can. If your doctor has a different opinion, you can ask the commission to resolve the conflict. It sounds like you should consult with an experienced workers' compensation lawyer.

3 Answers | Asked in Car Accidents and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: I was involved im a car accident over the weekend

I was involved im a car accident over the weekend and I had to take off 1 day because I was in the emergency room. I am scheduled to work 4 days after the accident. I am a cashier at a grocery store so I’m doing about 5 hours of standing. I am currently in pain due to the accident I have lower... Read more »

Ronald V. Miller Jr.
Ronald V. Miller Jr. answered on Nov 15, 2017

Listen to your doctors and listen to your body. The way to maximize the value of your personal injury case is to pretend like you do not have a personal injury case.

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2 Answers | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: If my employer offers a settlement over a work injury, can I still file a claim for workers' comp if I accept it?
Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Oct 24, 2017

It would certainly come up. It may bar some benefits. All worker's compensation settlements must ultimately be approved by the WCC. I would advise you to 1] not "settle" with your employer 2] promptly file a claim with the WCC 2] consult with an experienced WCC attorney, many of who... Read more »

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Q: What happens during a workers comp claim when the company changes owners?

My mother was injured at her work place in Maryland. Currently still seeing doctor and has a claim for wc. However, the new owner keeps making comments about her restrictions ordered from the doctor. New owner says that it is not her concern more or less and it's the old owners problem. But my... Read more »

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh answered on Oct 9, 2017

The workers comp claim will not change substantially as the workers comp insurer will remain the same and have the same legal obligations. The issue to be concerned with is the employment relationship between your mother and the employer. An employer can take action that will affect your mothers... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Please help me is there anyone that cares ?

I'm banging my head on the wall. My original lawyer that handled my case threw rating and settlement could no longer handle my case. I signed with a new lawyer a few years back never really needed him till lately when wc insurer is stirring over my medical treatment I got lifetime and they... Read more »

Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann answered on Sep 28, 2017

Clients have the absolute right to retain counsel of their choosing.

Sometimes a good lawyer will not be able to respond to contact right away but if repeated attempts to contact or discuss a case are not met with success a client might seek new counsel they are more comfortable with....
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1 Answer | Asked in Business Law and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: We own a small business (LLC - 4 partners)IS it correct that WE are required to have WC for ourselves?Thanks!
Cedulie Renee Laumann
Cedulie Renee Laumann answered on Sep 28, 2017

A business owner in Maryland generally has the option of either purchasing Workers Comp for themselves or waiving it. Naturally the business must provide workers comp for all its employees. Typically the LLC members are not true "employees." Any workers compensation carrier should... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Employment Law and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Can I received lost wages while in therapy
Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Sep 26, 2017

Absolutely. If you doctor has placed you on an off-work status, or placed restrictions on your ability to work that make it impossible for you to do your job, or work your normal hours. If your question is can you get lost wages for the time you miss from work and spend going to therapy... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: Does my employer handle my claim, or do I need to file it some place?
Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Sep 22, 2017

Your employer, or their insurer, is supposed to handle it. That does not always happen. You should file a claim with the WCC [Workers' Compensation Commission].

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation and Employment Law for Maryland on
Q: What can I do?

My job has been lying and giving me false dates as to when I am to be paid for my first two weeks of work.

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh answered on Jul 27, 2017

Consider hiring an attorney. We work on a contingency fee basis so there is no money out of pocket until money is recovered. The law requires the workers compensation insurer to pay you 2/3 of your lost wages for days missed from work. The first 3 days of absence are not paid unless you miss two... Read more »

1 Answer | Asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: 1st w/c settlement offer $175000 + $ aside for medical,should I take first offer? And can I take offer n get voc trainin

How much will attorney get?

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Jul 26, 2017

Q1. A -No. Q2. A- No. Unasked question: A- Yes, you should immediately consult with a seasoned worker's compensation attorney. There is simply no way to value, or explore the nuances of your case in this type of format. Many such attorneys offer free initial meetings.

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?

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Jul 21, 2017

Absolutely. If a doctor has determined that you have sustained a permanent injury pursuant to AMA guidelines, you are entitled to a monetary award, based on a number of factors, including the degree or percentage of impairment. One of the factors a court would determine in setting your award is the... 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.

Maryland workers compensation attorney...
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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 Insurance Bad Faith and Workers' Compensation for Maryland on
Q: What happens if insurance company wont open a claim with a tpd order , ppd order, and penalties filed for 40% with com?

I have an order from the wcc for a temp. Partial dis.+ a perm. Part. Dis. Plus have filed penalties for them not refusing to open a claim. However there is still no action being taken by the company/ thier ins. Company to open a claim at all. What is the next step if they continue to refuse payment... Read more »

Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk answered on Apr 21, 2017

It does not appear that you are represented by counsel. The the fact that you are at this stage, with the various orders you indicated, but without any worker's compensation benefits to show for it, suggests to me that perhaps it is time to change that plan of action. Many WC lawyers offer... Read more »

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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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 »

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