If you are an active catch-and-release angler for Maryland striped bass, you may be aware of the cautions that the state's Department of Natural Resources issue regarding the pastime. While lauding the conscientiousness of the practice, the DNR notes that "any capture event is stressful." And so, officials urge, "careful and quick" revival and return of the fish to the water, especially in summer.
A recent study has found that the opioid epidemic is greatly affecting Maryland employees who are receiving workers' compensation. Nearly one third of Maryland employees who were prescribed opioids while out on workers' compensation filled the prescription more than 90 days from the date of injury. The study sites that 90 days of opioid use is the definition of persistent use.
Millions of workers in this country report to work each day in order to support themselves and their families. While the vast majority of employers in Maryland go to great lengths to ensure that their employees are safe as they complete their work responsibilities, accidents still happen. These accidents can result in medical bills and lost wages. As a result, employers are required to provide workers' compensation coverage to their employees in the event of a workplace accident. One out-of-state family may qualify for such benefits after a fatal accident took the life of its loved one.
Accidents can happen at any point in time. However, employers in Maryland often go to extreme measures in order to ensure that their employees are safe while completing their job responsibilities. Despite these measures, accidents still happen, potentially placing employees and their families in a precarious financial situation. One out-of-state man suffering from a worker injury may face such a situation after being involved in a serious accident.
Those who drive a tractor-trailer for a living likely know of the potential for being involved in an accident due to the hours spent traveling the country's roadways. However, there are other risks to tractor-trailer drivers, even when not driving. As in all professions, workers involved in a workplace accident in Maryland and across the country are likely entitled to workers' compensation. The family of one out-of-state man will likely qualify for these benefits after a fatal accident.
There are millions of people in Maryland and across the country who simply want to support their family by earning a paycheck. They report to their shift at work and do their utmost to perform their job responsibilities to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, regardless of the safety precautions an employee may take to ensure his or her personal safety as well as the safety of those around them, serious workplace accidents still happen. Fortunately, there are experienced attorneys in Maryland who can help with workers' compensation claims.
Many jobs have obvious dangers associated with them. Some of these dangers may be from performing the same actions over and over again. Some may be from dealing with chemicals or other substances as part of day-to-day job responsibilities. However, even jobs that may seem relatively safe may result in a fatal, unexpected workplace accident. If such an event occurs, the workers' compensation benefits that Maryland employers are required to provide for their employees may extend to the employee's surviving family members.
Many people in Maryland have tuned into the phenomenon of reality television. While each show may have its own unique format, many reality-based shows require contestants to undergo hardships that seem impossible to the average person, making many of the participants seem almost invincible. Unfortunately, the family of Caleb Bankston, a former contestant on one of these shows, is now grieving after his death in a workplace accident. Fortunately, his family may qualify for workers' compensation benefits to help with the costs associated with his death.
People in Maryland know that the injury or death of a community member has a long-lasting impact on the community as a whole. In this sense, they can likely sympathize with one out-of-state town that is likely reeling from two separate workplace accidents that resulted in an injury and a fatality. Apart from the community support received, the man suffering a worker injury and the family of the deceased man will likely require workers' compensation benefits to cope with the financial consequences of the accidents.
A person who deals with convicted criminals on a daily basis knows that his or her life may be in jeopardy as a result of their occupation. However, a former Maryland warden was killed in an out-of-state workplace accident after he resigned his position as warden and was working in a position that many would assume is safer. As a result of the accident, his family may be entitled to workers' compensation benefits.