In Maryland workers' compensation cases, interested parties often use the term "vocational rehabilitation" during negotiations and damage discussions. Workers' compensation benefits differ greatly from third-party personal injury claim benefits. In standard personal injury cases, injured parties stand to gain compensation for future and past lost wages, future and past medical expenses, pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of enjoyment of life and other damages. However, in workers' compensation cases, damages are much more limited.
With winter just around the corner, many people in Maryland face an increased risk of slip and fall injuries due to icy roads and sidewalks. This can lead to the development of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), which can have devastating consequences or even result in loss of life. The Mayo Clinic offers the following information on TBI, including what symptoms to look for.
If you own a dog in Maryland, you are responsible for that dog and anything it does. There are specific laws about your liability and responsibility when it comes to dog ownership. According to the Montgomery County Animal Services and Adoption Center, one of your main duties is to ensure you dog is properly contained. This could include always keeping your pet on a leash when you are in public and making sure you have a proper fence or tie out for when the dog is outside on your own property.
Warm weather means spending a lot of time in the water. Whether you have a backyard pool or visit the local one, this favorite summer pastime comes with many dangers. Water safety cannot be stressed enough, especially with younger children, but drowning is only one of the risks that come with swimming pool use. It is the other dangers that you and other parents in Maryland may not be aware of that could pose the most risk.