The high cost of workers' compensation

Blown over by wind? Workers' comp claims take many forms

Blown over by wind? Workers' comp claims take many forms

The Baltimore Sun has recently reviewed hundreds of workers' compensation claims at government agencies in the area. Many were quite serious: Teachers were frequently assaulted in schools; police were often injured on the city's dangerous streets;...

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Local governments confront questionable claims

Local governments confront questionable claims

Baltimore police officer's case was rare prosecution of Md. workers' compensation claim.

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New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

New firefighter benefits stoke workers' comp debate

Mary McElroy gave 22 years to the Baltimore City Fire Department as a firefighter-paramedic. The job, she says, gave her breast cancer.

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Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict

Work of lawyer-legislator raises question about conflict

In 2011, Prince George's County Del. Benjamin S. Barnes became a partner in one of the state's busiest workers' compensation firms. The lawmaker wrote a three-word disclosure in blue ink on his state ethics forms, and began working on legislation...

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Council wants hearings on school violence

Council wants hearings on school violence

City lawmakers said Monday that they were shocked by newly published reports of school violence and plan to hold hearings to address the hundreds of injury claims filed by teachers.

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Top city workers' compensation claim hit $624,000, Sun analysis shows

Top city workers' compensation claim hit $624,000, Sun analysis shows

In October 2012, a Baltimore City firefighter was caught in a sudden burst of flames, suffering burns to his head, neck, shoulder, face and hand, according to a summary provided by the city.

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Run-ins with students take toll on teachers, city finances

Run-ins with students take toll on teachers, city finances

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Top payouts to Baltimore City workers [Database]

Top payouts to Baltimore City workers [Database]

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Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say

Doctors overcharge on workers' comp medicine, critics say

When Marylanders purchase the painkiller Vicodin, it costs about 37 cents a pill at a pharmacy.

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ABOUT THIS SERIES


In 2013, The Baltimore Sun analyzed workers' compensation payouts. This series is the result of that analysis.