Portner & Shure Law Firm Serving Maryland, Virginia & Washington D.C.
Since the Workers’ Compensation carrier has been paying for your medical treatment, when your doctor has referred you to another doctor or for additional testing such as an MRI, you may think you should just be able to make the appointment and go.
The potential for injury is real in every place of work across all industries. That’s why the U.S. Department of Labor established a set of safety regulations and standards that is run by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). OSHA is the governing body that develops safety laws and procedures for every industry to help prevent workplace injury.
If you suffer an injury on the job it can affect many aspects of your life. Not only can it cause you pain and suffering but if severe enough, it may inhibit you from being able to continue your job at the level expected of you. This can cause you to lose a steady paycheck, making it difficult to pay your bills, live your life, and take care of your family.
Jonathan Portner and Kevin Ruby of Portner & Shure Awarded 100% Disability for A Maryland Workers' Compensation Client.
A Caroline County man was left permanently disabled in a rail yard accident in 2009 while working for the Maryland & Delaware Railroad Company. A wrench he was using “exploded” in his hands, which caused him to fall and injure his back. The injury to his back resulted in him not being able to move his legs. The worker, Michael A. Blades, required a “spinal stimulator implanted as a result of the fall” and he can no longer work.