Workers’ Compensation & Employers’ Liability Article Archives

“Accidental Injury” After Harris

August, 2006

The decision of the Maryland Court of Appeals in Harris v. Board of Education, issued by the Court on June 6, 2003, expanded the definition of “accidental injury” under Maryland law and eliminated the requirement that the injury must result from some “unusual activity” in order to be compensable. Almost three years later, the Maryland workers’ compensation community is still sorting out exactly what is covered, and what is not, after Harris. Attempts to have the Maryland Legislature amend the statute to redefine “accidental injury” after the Harris case have, to date, not been successful.

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2006 Compensation Rates

July, 2006

For injuries occurring on or after January 1, 2006, the following maximum weekly compensation rates are effective in Maryland:

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Court Changes Definition of Compensable Accident in Maryland

January, 2003

On June 6, 2003, Maryland’s highest court, the Court of Appeals, handed down its decision in Harris v. Howard County Board of Education. The decision dramatically changed the longstanding definition of what constitutes a compensable work-related injury, and will undoubtedly lead to more claims being covered under workers’ compensation. View Article The above publication is…

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New Maryland Legislation

September, 2000

In the most recent legislative session, there were three bills approved by the Maryland Legislature that make important changes in the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Act. Benefits for Permanent Partial Disability – Repeal of Sunset Provisions House Bill 182 / Senate Bill 117 repeals the termination date for specified changes to the workers’ compensation benefit structure…

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