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Archive for April, 2015

A Guide to Basic Workers’ Compensation Terms

Thursday, April 30th, 2015

In order to be well-prepared for your workers’ compensation case, it is important that you become acquainted with some of the terminology that is commonly used throughout these cases. Being informed and having a skilled attorney on your side are… Read More

What Qualifies as a Compensable Injury?

Thursday, April 23rd, 2015

For employees who have suffered from an on-the-job injury, establishing whether or not it is considered a compensable injury is essential for their workers’ compensation case. An injury that qualifies as “compensable” has a specific definition; you and your workers’… Read More

Seeking Medical Treatment After a Car Accident

Friday, April 17th, 2015

The aftermath of a car accident can be a confusing and overwhelming time. You know that you need to get in touch with your attorney, to file a report with a police, and to exchange insurance information with the other… Read More

Tips for Filing a Workers’ Comp Claim in Virginia

Friday, April 3rd, 2015

After being injured on the job, you may not know what to do next. Navigating the workers’ compensation system on your own can present a number of challenges. We recommend that you seek help from an experienced and qualified workers’… Read More

Social Security Disability – The Sequential Evaluation Process

Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

The ALJ must follow a sequential evaluation in order to determine whether a claimant is eligible for benefits.  20 C.F.R. §§ 416.920, 404.1520.  Mastro v. Apfel, 270 F.3d 171, 177 (4th Cir. 2001) (citations omitted).  The first step of the… Read More

Workers’ Compensation Hearings Can Be Stressful

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

By W. James Nicoll           Throughout my years of practicing workers’ compensation law in the state of Maryland, I have found that many clients find testifying at a hearing before the Workers’ Compensation Commission to be a stressful ordeal.  Generally,… Read More