- Health Insurance
In exchange for the payment of premiums, a health insurer, subject to many conditions and caveats, pays for expenses related to health care. One of those conditions or caveats is sometimes a health insurer not paying for work injuries. Why? Because someone else, the workers' compensation insurer will pay for it. This often presents a problem is employer liability is contested. Ask your workers' comp lawyer for advice or assistance on this issue.
- Hearing Loss
A compensable injury under workers' compensation. Loss of hearing in one ear is worth 125 weeks and both ears is worth 250 weeks. Always get a workers' compensation attorney for hearing loss cases - they are complex and easily contested. Sometimes referred to as "Occupational Deafness."
A proceeding before the Maryland Workers Compensation Commission to make a determination about some aspect of a workers' compensation case.
The term given to acts of "screwing around" or "goofing off" at work that constitute deviations from the scope of employment, thereby not permitting a recovery of workers' comp benefits. Minor horseplay is not enough to prevent recovery. What is sufficient to be a deviation from work and prevent recovery is determined on a case by case basis. A comp lawyer can assist with this determination.
- How Much
As in How Much Workers' Compensation am I going to get? How much are my medical bills going to be? How much time will I get off from work? How much is my lawyer going to cost? How much is a common question of clients. The how much will I get from workers' comp question gets partially answered by our Workers' Compensation Calculator.