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Is it Possible to Get Back Pay in Workers Compensation?

“Back pay” in layman’s terms is money owed to an employee for work performed. In legal terms, it is a remedy for employees who have not received the full pay Read More

The First Thing to Do When You Are Injured at Work

No matter how safety-conscious a workplace may be, accidents happen. Employers in Maryland and Washington, D. C. are required by law to carry workers’ compensation insurance so that injured employees Read More

What Are the Most Common Work-related Injuries?

Despite government oversight and employers’ attention to workplace safety, employees continue to be at risk of work-related injuries or illnesses. Workers’ compensation allows for reimbursement of medical expenses and some Read More

Workers Compensation: Hearing Loss

Quick summary: A retired private-sector worker suffering from cumulative hearing loss as the result of on the job noise exposure may file for compensation if the worker did not discover Read More

Can You Sue for Pain and Suffering After a Workers’ Compensation Payout?

Located in the District of Columbia, May Lightfoot, PLLC handles workers’ compensation claims and personal injury lawsuits in the Maryland and Washington, D. C. area. Read More

What Workers’ Compensation Benefits Can You Recover for Hearing or Vision Loss?

Maryland and Washington, D. C. workers who suffer hearing or vision loss due to work-related injuries or illnesses may recover workers’ compensation benefits, amounts of which are based on whether Read More

Can You Still Sue if You Accept Workers’ Compensation?

Workers’ compensation programs allow workers suffering temporary or permanent disabilities resulting from work-related accidents or illnesses to obtain reimbursement for medical expenses and lost wages. This no fault compensation system Read More

Private-Sector Workers' Compensation Case Summary: Young v. District of Columbia Department of Employment Services

A worker, entitled to D.C. workers’ compensation benefits, has the freedom to choose the contractor who will construct modifications to the home. Read More

Hampton Bay Mara Recalled Fans & Products Liability

            Between April and October 2020, Home Depot sold nearly 180,000 Hampton Bay Mara 54-inch indoor and outdoor ceiling fans in various colors.  A recall Read More

Zantac Class Action Update: Court Orders On Pre-Emption And Innovator Liability

Introduction What is Zantac? Zantac is the trade name for Ranitidine and it was a popular medication that reduces the body’s production of stomach acid. The medication has been sold over the Read More

When Should You Hire a Workers’ Compensation Lawyer?

Workers injured at their jobs in the Washington, D. C. area or Maryland may seek reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages and related expenses. Workers’ compensation is a no-fault insurance Read More

What Should You Do if You are Exposed to the Coronavirus at Work?

The COVID-19 pandemic has wrought havoc across the United States and the rest of the world. In the U.S. alone, a surge at the end of 2020 has added tens Read More

Workplace Injuries and Illnesses Requiring Days Away from Work Increased in 2019

In November 2020, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) under the U.S. Department of Labor released statistics on employer-reported workplace injuries and illnesses in 2019. BLS Report Highlights: The private sector reported Read More

If You Have Taken Ranitidine (Zantac), Here Is What You Should Know

Ranitidine (Zantac) FDA Findings            On April 1, 2020, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) requested that all ranitidine (Zantac) products be pulled from the market immediately. Read More


According to the Center for Disease Control, the opioid crisis that we hear about in the news claims an average of 115 Americans each day from over doses. But an Read More

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