What is Vocational Rehabilitation in a Workers’ Compensation Claim?

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

Vocational rehabilitation is a benefit available in some Maryland Workers’ Compensation claims. It applies only when you cannot return to your former line of work as a direct result of your injury. For more info, read on. What is Vocational Rehabilitation? Vocational Rehabilitation is a workers’ compensation benefit in Maryland that provides assistance in re-entering...

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Trial Dates

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 3 minutes

If you are reading this post, it is probably because we have received a trial date for your personal injury case. If I have a formal notice it is attached to the email I sent you. If it is coming later in the mail from the court, we will send it when we get it....

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Options for Resolving Your Personal Injury Case

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 6 minutes

I usually ask clients to read this when we are ready to make a demand in their personal injury case. Usually, you will see this when you have finished medical treatment for your personal injuries. We still have to update your last few medical records, and get your last medical bills. That could take a...

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What to Bring to Your Workers’ Compensation Consultation

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

This post explains what you should try to bring with you to your first workers’ compensation consultation in our office. You do not have to bring anything with you. All we really need is you. But if you have any of the following documents or pieces of information, bringing them would be helpful. Any documents...

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The Bankruptcy Classes

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: 3 minutes

When you file for bankruptcy in Southern Maryland you need to take two classes. They can be done online or over the phone. There is a Credit Counseling Class that you take before you file. After you file, you need to complete the Debtor Education Class so your case will be closed with a discharge....

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Lawsuit Road Map

by Tucker Clagett | Posted in Personal Injury | Reading Time: 5 minutes

If your personal injury case has not settled, and we have been forced to file suit, your case is in litigation. This post is designed to provide a road map of what to expect as your legal case moves forward. I will provide a brief outline of the litigation process and tell you what you...

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Your Wage Statement and the Average Weekly Wage

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

This post explains your Average Weekly Wage, how to calculate it, and what I need you to do now. Your average weekly wage is very important in workers’ comp cases because all of your monetary benefits are based on it. If you are reading this, the workers’ comp insurer probably sent us a document called a...

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Appeals from the Workers’ Compensation Commission

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

This post explains the appeals process in a workers’ compensation hearing. Read it over to find out what will happen if your Maryland workers’ compensation claim is appealed, what the process is, and how to resolve the case. In Maryland, your workers’ compensation claim is initially decided by Commissioner, who is really an Administrative Law...

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The US Trustee’s Information Sheet

by Dave Gormley | Posted in Bankruptcy & Foreclosure | Reading Time: < 1 minute

Here is the link to US Trustee Bankruptcy Information Sheet that anyone who files for bankruptcy in Maryland is required to review. While we include a copy of in the folder we give to every client we figured having an online version couldn’t hurt. Maybe now Dave Gormley will get rid of that laminated copy...

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