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July 2017 Archives

Crossover head-on car accident in Maryland kills 2

Rock Point Road in Charles County was closed for almost six hours on a recent Friday. This followed a fatal car accident that occurred shortly after 11 a.m. Maryland State Police troopers were called to the scene of a collision between a sedan and a pickup truck. Authorities say a Collision Reconstruction Specialist is involved in the ongoing investigation.

MOSH campaigns to stop tree workers from being injured on the job

Workers in the tree removal and cutting industry frequently put their welfare and their lives on the line. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say approximately 80 tree workers are fatally injured on the job every year across the country. Maryland Occupational Safety and Health (MOSH) recently launched a campaign to promote awareness of safety in this industry with the goal of reducing the number of injuries among tree care workers -- including nonfatal injuries.

How will a personal injury settlement affect SSDI benefits?

When a Maryland resident pursues a personal injury lawsuit in a civil court, the impact it might have on federal benefits may be a concern. Social Security Disability Insurance benefits are paid from a federal insurance program to provide a source of income for those who can no longer work due to disabilities. Any wages such a person receives must be reported to SSDI.

What evidence does the SSA use to evaluate a mental disorder?

Being unable to maintain employment in Maryland because of a mental impairment could create serious challenges for you. However, according to the Social Security Administration, your mental disorder could qualify you for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits to assist you financially if there is evidence that establishes the presence and severity of your condition.

OSHA standards address the dangers of trench collapse

As a construction worker in Maryland, you may face a number of hazards that are rare or unheard of in other professions. Our legal team at McGowan & Cecil, LLC, has often assisted clients who suffered from accidents that happened in the course of their job duties on the construction site.

How many pedestrian injuries take place per year?

As a pedestrian, you may have all sorts of concerns. Whether you are worried about being able to walk to your destination on time or severe heat in the summertime, there are various concerns many pedestrians have in Maryland. Sadly, motor vehicles can be a very serious threat and when they collide with a pedestrian, the outcome can be devastating. Each year, many pedestrians are injured after being hit by a car while they were trying to cross the road or simply walking on the sidewalk.

Moving forward after a work zone accident

If you are a road construction worker, or a loved one is employed in this line of work, you may have all sorts of concerns. From heat stroke and other challenges brought on by relentless summertime temperatures to the threat of negligent drivers and mishaps involving equipment, road workers in Prince Georges and all over the state of Maryland face many risks. At McGowan & Cecil, we are intimately familiar with the physical, financial and emotional pain that these accidents can cause and it is essential for victims to do what they can to recover.

SSDI workers can get back into the workforce

People who receive Social Security Disability Insurance benefits cannot make over a certain amount of money in order to continue receiving financial assistance. However, there are ways that people in Maryland and across the country can integrate back into the workforce without fear of losing all of their benefits. The Ticket to Work program is designed to help people go back to work and become financially independent. Not only can this help to improve people’s financial situation, but it can improve peoples’ quality of life as well.

Maryland scores a B in workplace safety

Workplace safety is a major concern for industries in Maryland and across the nation. In 2015 alone, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration reported that 4,836 people were killed while working. This equates to an average of more than 93 people per week. Although a number of studies have been conducted to evaluate workplace safety, one study looked at each state and focused on where the problem occurs. The information is used to discover where stronger safety practices are needed and where employers can improve.

What is an underinsured motorist?

If you get into a car accident and exchange information with the other party, it might come as a relief when they pull out an insurance card. Unfortunately, however, this does not necessarily mean their insurance will cover your damages and injuries. According to the Insurance Information Institute, only 12.6 percent of drivers nationwide are uninsured, but even more than this are underinsured.


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From our office in Laurel, we serve clients throughout the Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area. We handle all injury and disability claims on a contingency fee basis, so we charge no fee unless we recover compensation for you.

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