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Case Update: Court of Appeals Holds Date of a Claimant's Retirement is the Time of Last Exposure to Industrial Noise

Claimants Cochran and Bowen were firefighters for Montgomery County for over thirty years. They both developed hearing loss from exposure to loud noises encountered repeatedly on the job. Bowen also ...
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Case Update: Maryland Court of Appeals Adopts Daubert Standard for Admitting Expert Testimony in Rochkind v. Stevenson.

In this case, Starlena Stevenson, a former occupant of a residence brought an action against the residence's owner and manager, Stanley Rochkind for negligence and violations of the Consumer ...
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Case Update: Claimant's hernia not compensable as an occupational disease under Maryland Workers' Compensation Act.

Claimant filed a claim with the Commission alleging an inguinal hernia caused by repetitive lifting during his ten years of employment as a Montgomery County firefighter. After a hearing, the ...
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Case Update: Court of Appeals finds that Employee's settlement of his claims does not extinguish dependents' claims for death benefits.

Bernard Collins, a volunteer firefighter, filed a workers' compensation claim for an alleged occupational disease of heart disease. The Employer and Insurer contested the claim. The Commission ...
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Case Update: CSA holds that a Claimant's salary at the time of his retirement shall be used to calculate the LE 9-503(e)(2) offset.

In Harford County v. Mitchell, the Claimant developed cardiovascular disease while working as a Deputy Sheriff for Harford County. In 2005, Claimant was awarded workers’ compensation benefits. ...
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Case Update: Employer Has No Subrogation Claim Against Settlement Paid By Negligent Provider

In Baltimore County v. Charles Ulrich, the Claimant, the Claimant, Charles Ulrich, suffered an accidental injury to his elbow while lifting a heavy trash can as a maintenance specialist in 2011. He ...
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Case Update: Recent Decision on Employment Relationships and Employer's Liability

In Uninsured Employers' Fund v. Tyson Farms Inc., et al. , the Claimant began working for a farm that was contracted by Tyson to raise chickens in 2009. It was owned by Mr. Ung. Claimant performed ...
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Case Update: Hearing Loss and Tinnitus

In Montgomery Cty v. Cochran and Bowen, both claimants were firefighters for Montgomery County for over thirty years. They both developed hearing loss from exposure to loud noises encountered ...
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Case Update: Requests for Modification

In Gang v. Montgomery County, the Claimant, Officer Peter Gang, sustained injuries in September 2011 while working as a correctional officer for Montgomery County. He filed a claim with the ...
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Case Update: Settlement Agreements and Death Benefits

In February 2012, Bernard Collins filed a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission alleging he developed heart disease and hypertension caused by his employment as a volunteer firefighter ...
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Case Update: Going and Coming Rule

In Calvo v. Montgomery County, the Claimant, Calvo, was a bus driver with twenty years' experience working with Montgomery County. She regularly was scheduled to work Monday through Friday at the ...
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Case Update: Degenerative Knee Tears Not Ruled Out as an Occupational Disease

In October 2015, Quinlan filed a claim with the Workers' Compensation Commission asserting that he developed meniscal tears in his right knee due to his job duties as a paramedic/firefighter for ...
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Case Update: In the Course of Employment > Employee's Home as a Work Site

In Schwan Food Co. v. Ryan Frederick, the Court of Special Appeals held that injuries sustained by an employee en route from the employee's home work site to another work-related site may arise ...
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2015 Maryland Workers' Compensation Rates

Temporary Total Disability : 2/3 of the Employee's Average Weekly Wage not to exceed 100% of the State Average Weekly Wage or $1,005.00. Permanent Total Disability : 2/3 of the Employee's ...
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HMM welcomes John Rufe to our firm!

Humphreys, McLaughlin & McAleer, LLC is pleased to welcome John P. Rufe to the firm as a Partner. John brings to the firm over 25 years of legal experience. John focuses his practice in ...
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appellant in a de novo workers' compensation jury trial is not required to move the Commission decision into evidence.

In this underlying workers' compensation claim, the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission (“Commission”) entered an Award of Compensation (“Award”) ordering the ...
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HMM welcomes Kelly D. Fato to our firm!

Humphreys, McLaughlin & McAleer, LLC is pleased to welcome Kelly D. Fato to the firm as a Partner. Kelly has over 20 years of legal experience. She is an experienced practitioner focusing on the ...
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2014 Maryland Workers' Compensation Rates

Temporary Total Disability : 2/3 of the Employee's Average Weekly Wage not to exceed 100% of the State Average Weekly Wage or $998.00. Permanent Total Disability : 2/3 of the Employee's ...
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Case Update: Documentation Required for Medical Mileage Reimbursement

In this underlying case, the Maryland Workers' Compensation Commission ("WCC") ordered an Employer/Insurer to reimburse the Claimant for his medical mileage, even though he failed to ...
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D.C. Update- Calculation of Average Weekly Wage Includes Housing Allowance

In this recent decision, the D.C. Court of Appeals held that the Compensation Review Board erred in instructing the ALJ to ignore a housing allowance paid by the claimant's employer, when ...
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Case Update: Maryland Court Declines to Rule on Forum non Conveniens

In this underlying case filed in the Circuit Court for Prince George's County, Plaintiff filed a tort action against Defendant, alleging negligence. The trial court denied Defendant's motion ...
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Case Update

In this unreported decision, Plaintiff Berhane was involved in a MVA and subsequently sued the Defendant's UM carrier (Allstate) for negligence, and the manufacturer of Defendant's vehicle ...
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