Workers’ Compensation & Employers’ Liability Article Archives

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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The District Of Columbia Update

September, 2000

A limited number of forms routinely used in workers’ compensation claims in the District of Columbia can now be downloaded from the Internet. The Department of Employment Services has a new web site which makes these forms available. The Internet address for the site is http://does.ci.washington.dc.us. Once at the site, click first on the line…

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New Federal OSHA Standards Could Impact Occupational Disease Claims

July, 2000

The Federal Government’s Occupational Safety & Health Administration (“OSHA”) issued proposed regulations in November of 1999 dealing with alleged repetitive motion disorders and ergonomics. If adopted, these regulations would require many employers to establish comprehensive plans geared toward ending what OSHA refers to as work-related “musculoskeletal disorders” (“MSD”).

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