A worker injured while in the course of her employment over a period of years was diagnosed with carpal tunnel syndrome. She required surgery and sought reimbursement of medical bills and lost wages from the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Commission denied her benefits and her claim entirely saying it was not an occupational disease. Matt Trollinger continued to fight for his client and appealed the decision of the Commission. In St. Mary’s Circuit Court, a jury reversed the Commission and found in favor of the injured worker — reinstating all of her back pay and medical benefits, allowing for her to get an award of compensation for her injuries as well.
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* Many attorneys, insurance companies, and clients call an incident when someone was injured an “accident.” For this reason, our website uses this word. But an incident is not really an "accident" if there were rules in place to keep us all safe, yet someone chose not to follow those rules — and, as a result, someone else was hurt. When you speak with Trollinger Law, you'll find we talk instead in terms of "crashes," "collisions," etc.