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November 2017 Archives

Workers' compensation helps Maryland employees injured on the job

Safety in the Maryland workplace has improved dramatically, especially since the Occupational Safety and Health Administration was set in place. Across the nation, employers have implemented new safety standards and training procedures according to the guidelines set forth by OSHA to help ensure the workplace is safe for their employees. Should an employee become injured while on the job, the workers' compensation program is available to provide funds to help employees get back on their feet.

Maryland car accident may lead to a personal injury claim

Suffering an injury at the hands of another can have lasting effects on the unsuspecting victims. A personal injury can leave the victims and their families financially strapped for cash, suffering from debilitating and/or painful bodily injuries and other devastating consequences. Maryland drivers who are injured due to the negligence of another may have legal options to help recoup the financial losses incurred.

Workplace injuries in Maryland occur as employers disregard pleas

Maryland employers have the responsibility to keep workplaces safe and train all incoming employees on safety measures. As new safety guidelines are implemented, employers also have the obligation to provide continued support and training to employees while maintaining safe and productive workplaces. The main goal of the guidelines is to help eliminate workplace injuries. When employers ignore safety concerns, employees often suffer the consequences.

Hospital negligence can lead to Maryland patient distrust

When suffering from a scary medical issue, many will often opt to take a trip to the emergency room should the issue be severe. Upon meeting with the physician, the patient assumes that the doctor and the hospital staff will do their best to see that proper care is provided, and all tests and procedures will not only lead to a diagnosis, but also a proper treatment plan. Maryland physicians who fail to follow procedure, and observe proper patient care and follow-up, can find themselves in the midst of a medical negligence lawsuit.

Maryland man found guilty of manslaughter after liability proved

No matter the reason, fleeing from police to avoid a Maryland traffic stop usually never ends peacefully. Motorists who happen to be on the same road at the time of the poor decision often become a witness or a liability, as the suspect places not only his or her life and future in danger, but also those around them. A family who has suffered the unthinkable will hopefully find some peace in the driver who caused the accident being found guilty of grossly negligent manslaughter.

Doctor error in Maryland could have lasting impact on patients

Maryland residents seek the healing expertise of medical professionals when they are ailing. Going to the local emergency room when one is in immediate need of a physician is usually never given a second thought. But when hospital negligence or doctor error result in an adverse health outcome, or even in death, some may begin to question the knowledge and care given when making decisions of some in the medical field.

Workplace injuries occur when Maryland employers ignore OSHA

Employers have the responsibility under Maryland law to do everything in their power to keep their employees safe while working on the job. Ensuring the work site is safe is imperative to keeping workplace injuries at bay, but some employers fail to follow the laws. When safety is not a concern, accidents and fatalities can occur.

Workplace injuries in Maryland investigated by OSHA

Safety in the Maryland workplace has improved over the last decade by leaps and bounds. Most employers have gone to great lengths and expense to see that their employees are kept safe and up to date on safety trainings. Workplace injuries can and still occur, more so when an employer or company doesn't put good safety practices into place and neglects to use safety guidelines on machines and equipment.

Workers' compensation benefits for surviving family members

Maryland employees and their employers understand the importance of keeping safety at the forefront while working on the job. Many laws have been put into place to protect not only the workers, but also the companies they work for. When a job-related injury or death occurs, victims and their families are covered under the workers' compensation program.

Maryland medical malpractice claims can cost doctors

Health care providers often need to refer a patient to a more specialized provider when presented with a case that proves to be a challenge. During the referral and patient monitoring process, it is expected that all records are shared and reviewed, and doctors follow-up on the patient. But many Maryland residents are finding that communication between them and their practitioners is breaking down, and the care provided is suffering. When such happens, doctors can find themselves facing a medical malpractice claim.

Maryland car accident results in personal injury for passengers

Car accidents can occur even with the most diligent of Maryland drivers. Errors occur and unforeseen circumstances can crop up, placing those in the vicinity in danger. Sometimes, an accident is a result of misinterpreting the right of way or a quick change in action by the driver of another vehicle. Regardless, these mishaps can lead to a car crash that can cause serious personal injury or even death.

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