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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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