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Who Insures the Top Workers’ Comp Law Firms for Comp?

By Byron Warnken

Can you learn anything about workers’ compensation insurance from some of the best law firms representing injured workers?

It’s hard to say.  How law firms get comp insurance is usually based more on their insurance brokers than it is an active selection of insurers based on their experience representing injured workers.

Some of the top workers’ comp law firms in Maryland – and who insures those firms for workers’ compensation for their own employees – are listed below.

  • Ingerman & Horwitz is insured by Hartford. (This group includes Bruce Ingerman, Aaron Schwartz, and Lloyd Sarro, among others.)
  • Likewise, Warnken, LLC is insured by Hartford. (This firm includes Rebecca Smith, Matt Grogan, and Byron Warnken, among others.)
  • John M. Hall is the comp attorney at one of the most active workers’ comp law firms representing injured workers in Maryland. His firm is insured by Confidential Casualty Co.
  • The Law Offices of Mitchell M. Gordon is insured for workers’ comp by State Farm Fire and Casualty Co.
  • Berman, Sobin, Gross, Feldman & Darby, LLP, with offices in Gaithersberg and Towson, is insured by Valley Forge Insurance Co.
  • Antezana & Antezana, LLC., is insured by Foremost Insurance Co., of Grand Rapids, Michigan.
  • ChasenBoscolo Injury Lawyers, who has three offices, is insured for workers’ compensation by Hanover Insurance Co.
  • Goodman, Meagher & Enoch, LLP., a Baltimore workers’ compensation firm, is insured by Trumbill Insurance Co.
  • Ezrine, Castro & Stavisky, P.A. are insured by Hartford Underwriters Insurance.
  • The Law Offices of Anne Hoke, LLC., with an office in Baltimore in the same building as the Workers’ Compensation Commission is insured for comp by Maryland’s largest workers’ compensation insurer, Chesapeake Employers Insurance Company.

Three of the top workers’ compensation law firms are insured for comp by the Hartford.  Does this mean insurance company Hartford is the best for workers’ compensation?  No, not necessarily.  It might mean it’s popular among small employers.  It might mean nothing at all.  It is somewhat interesting to this author that leading insurer in the state, Chesapeake (formerly IWIF), only insures one of Maryland top workers’ compensation firms for injured workers.

All firms listed above are well versed in workers’ compensation.  The author of this post is Byron B. Warnken, owner of Baltimore workers’ comp law firm Warnken, LLC, listed above.

February 2017 Medical Malpractice Cases

By Byron Warnken

There were 29 medical mal suits filed in the month of February 2017.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list […]

January 2017 Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in and around Baltimore

By Byron Warnken

There were 32 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of January.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list cases […]

MD – Medical Malpractice Lawsuits December 2016

By Byron Warnken

There were 35 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of December.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual practitioners or entities, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice or med mal, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list cases […]

Maryland Medical Malpractice – November 2016

By Byron Warnken

There were 23 new medical malpractice suits in the month of November.  Some hospitals are listed as co-defendants in suits against individual doctors, and vice versa.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list cases as medical malpractice, med mal […]

Maryland Medical Malpractice – October 2016

By Byron Warnken

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Maryland, October 2016 There were 5 different hospitals sued, some of which were a co-defendant in another suit.  These are for cases listed as medical malpractice, excluding PG County and Montgomery County which do not break out their statistics or list cases as medical malpractice, med mal (as AA County does) […]

Med Mal Lawsuits – September 2016

By Byron Warnken

Medical Malpractice Lawsuits in Maryland, September 2016  There were 21 medical malpractice suits filed in the month of September. There were 10 suits against hospitals, and 11 against individual practitioners.  This post supplies the data for the hospitals sued, including plaintiffs, lawyers, and any existing co-defendants, along with the individual practitioners and other entities.  Medical […]

April 2016 in the Maryland Judiciary

By Byron Warnken

There were 7,976 unique cases filed in Maryland circuit courts.  This represents Maryland state circuit courts only – not federal courts or Maryland appellate courts. Torts, as usual, did not make up a particularly large portion of the cases filed.  Housing foreclosures, also as usual, represented the largest swath of cases. Break down of cases […]

First-Quarter 2016 Maryland Judiciary Statistics

By Byron Warnken

In all, there were 22,310 unique civil actions in Maryland’s circuit courts in the first quarter of 2016.  Torts, as always, were a far smaller percentage of the whole than the tort reformers would have you believe.  Case types classically defined as “torts” or personal injury – car accidents, workers’ compensation appeals, and medical malpractice […]

The Hidden Costs of Maryland’s Non-Economic Damages Cap

By Byron Warnken

One might think a cap on non-economic damages is reasonable.  In theory, it is reasonable.  That’s how the right sells it to our population.  I do not, however, believe the cap on non-economic damages in Maryland is reasonable.  It’s simply too low at approximately $800,000. How do you tell someone born with severe cerebral palsy […]