Nurse Case Managers

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

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

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

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

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: 5 minutes

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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Uncontested Workers’ Compensation Claim Instructions

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

You should have received an initial Award of Compensation from the Workers’ Compensation Commission. I receive a copy, and one is supposed to go to you in the mail. If you do not have it yet, it is coming soon. Congratulations! This means that the insurer will not be contesting your claim. It means you...

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Permanent Partial Disability Benefits

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 6 minutes

In a Maryland Workers’ Compensation claim, the final benefit you should receive is called “permanent partial disability benefits.” If you are reading this post I have probably asked you to look at it to better explain what is going to happen in your case from this point on. Some people talk about their workers’ comp...

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The Settlement Process in Workers’ Comp Claims

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Workers' Compensation | Reading Time: 6 minutes

This post explains the process from the moment you agree to a settlement of your Maryland workers’ compensation claim, until you actually get a check in your hand. If you are reading this, we have likely agreed to a settlement of your workers’ comp case. But agreeing on the numbers is only the start of...

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Hearings at the Workers’ Compensation Commission

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

This article explains what happens at a Maryland Workers Compensation Commission Hearing, and how you can prepare for it. Please read it over now so you know what is going to happen at your hearing. Then read it over again right before your hearing so it is fresh in your mind. My office will automatically...

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