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Maryland workers and workers from all fifty states who get hurt at work and suffer on-the-job injuries are entitled to worker's compensation benefits. These benefits are otherwise known as work comp, workman's comp and worker's comp.

Various work-related injuries throughout Maryland and all fifty states are covered by worker's compensation benefits. This includes industrial accidents such as industrial fires, industrial explosions, chemical leaks, chemical explosions and fires, gas explosions and cancer/leukemia-linked chemical exposure.

This also includes construction accidents such as trench cave-ins, trench collapses, scaffold collapses, high-fall accidents, steam and scalding water burns, falling debris injuries, electrocutions, nail gun injuries, and slips, trips and falls at the work site. This includes injuries involving hammers, nail guns, saws, drills, jack hammers, all defective tools, etc. This also includes injuries involving forklifts, cranes, back hoes, wrecking balls, bull dozers, dump trucks, skid loaders, etc.

Fractures, neck and back injuries, head and spine injuries, brain injuries, crush injuries, herniated discs, thoracic outlet syndrome, scarring, amputations, rotator cuff and shoulder injuries, knee, leg and hip injuries and psychiatric injuries caused by accidents on the job throughout Maryland and all fifty states are covered by worker's compensation law.

Occupational diseases and illnesses suffered by Maryland and all fifty state workers are covered by worker's comp. This includes repetitive stress injuries such as carpal tunnel syndrome. Maryland and all fifty state workers such as secretaries, data processors, etc, who develop wrist and hand injuries are covered by work comp. Fire fighters and police officers who have heart disease and hypertension are presumed to have developed these diseases as a result of their occupations and are covered by worker's compensation. Maryland and all fifty state workers who develop asbestosis, mesothelioma, cancer, leukemia and all other illnesses as a result of exposure to dangerous chemicals etc. on the job are covered by worker's compensation. Mold related illness such as sick building syndrome, toxic exposure, etc. are covered under the law.
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