PA and MD Workers Comp Hearings Happening Remotely

Pennsylvania and Maryland workers compensation claims are moving forward, despite both state labor departments being closed.  Both are functioning remotely. The Office of Adjudication within the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, issued the following briefing on operations moving forward: Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of Adjudication will be continuing operations on a modified telephone-only hearing schedule effective Monday, March 30, 2020.  This modified protocol will permit WCJ's to process disputes and permit parties to litigate pending cases…

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Maryland Workers Comp Statutory Deadlines

When you are injured at work in Maryland, there are specific statutory deadlines that injured workers must comply with to get compensated for the work injury.  There are statutory deadlines for providing your employer notice of injury and for filing a claim with the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission. Notice of Injury to the Employer When an employee is injured on the job, he/she must provide notice of injury to the employer.  In Maryland, an injured worker must provide notice of…

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Pennsylvania work-related knee injuries

Knee injuries are a frequent Pennsylvania work-related injury.  Knees provide flexibility and stability to the body.  The knee is made up of several bones, cartilage, muscles, ligaments, and tendons.  Your knees carry the brunt of everyday motions and activities, and when they are injured, it can be difficult to stand, sit, walk, and run. Depending on the seriousness of the injury and the extent of medical treatment received, knee injuries can cause significant pain and often can lead to chronic…

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Maryland Workers Comp: What is a Consideration Date?

There are stark differences between Pennsylvania and Maryland in terms of the Workers Compensation systems.  Vast differences.  In the beginning of a Maryland claim, one term that injured workers see often is "consideration date'.  There is no such thing in Pennsylvania. Sort of.  So what is this 'consideration date'? Firs, in Maryland, once a claim is filed, the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission (Commission) will schedule a hearing on your claim.  The Commission sets its own hearing schedules.  The rule of…

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