Workers’ Compensation Cases Grind You Down

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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Does the Maryland Workers’ Comp system grind people down? If you ask most of my clients, the answer is yes. I have to agree. The system has always been far from perfect. It is a system run by the insurance companies. They influence the legislature to make the rules more friendly to them – not…

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Orders and Appeals

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 5 minutes

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This article explains Orders of the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, what will happen next, and how we can appeal if you do not like the result.  I always call people about these Orders, but I often see my mail early or late so we may not be able to talk immediately. Call me if you…

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Confirmation of Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 2 minutes

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You just received the summary and confirmation of your workers’ compensation claim from the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC). This is a normal step in any workers’ comp claim. This is really a summary form of the claim we submitted for you. It does have some special information in it, however. This post explains what this…

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Return to Work – Issues to Consider

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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This post covers various issues that arise when an injured employee returns to work after a workers’ compensation accident. Returning to work after an injury is a major milestone. Many injured workers’ comp claimants cannot ever return to work. Their whole life changes, and that can be very hard to handle. If you are able…

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Resolving Your Workers’ Compensation Claim

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 8 minutes

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If you are reading this, we are at the end of your workers’ compensation claim. At this stage, there are several options and you have to make several decisions. I created this post so you can review your options and understand the basics before we discuss exactly how this would work in your case. This…

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Nurse Case Managers

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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This article explains the role of the Nurse Case Manager, and what you should do when working with one in order to keep your case moving along successfully.  Read this over if a Nurse Case Manager has been appointed in your Maryland workers’ compensation case. If you have any questions after reading this information, call…

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Medical Bills You Received That Should Be Paid By The Insurer

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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This post explains why you sometimes receive medical bills for care related to your workers’ compensation claim, and what you should do about it. As you know, one of the main benefits in Maryland workers’ compensation is the payment of any medical bills related to your on the job injury. So if you get a…

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Contested Workers Compensation Claim Instructions

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 3 minutes

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If you are reading this, the insurance company has filed a challenge to your workers’ compensation claim. They intend to contest it and we will have to fight for your claim at a hearing. Rest assured we will fight for your claim at the hearing. You will have the right to tell your story, present…

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Issues Filed – What Does This Mean?

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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This post explains what happens when “issues” are filed in your workers’ compensation claim. You either have or will receive a paper notice in the mail from the Workers’ Compensation Commission (WCC) telling you that “issues” have been filed in your case. The WCC uses a lot of odd terminology. If either party has a…

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Independent Medical Examinations

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 4 minutes

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If we have a dispute with the workers’ compensation insurer over your medical care, they will often schedule you for an IME. That stands for “Independent Medical Examination.” This post will explain what an IME is and how you should prepare for it. You and I will discuss it a few days before it takes…

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