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Principles of Fairness Prevented Worker's Late Claim From Being Time-Barred

By WorkCompCentral

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 130 | 0 | 13 min read

The Maryland Court of Special Appeals ruled that principles of equity allowed a worker to belatedly file a workers’ compensation claim, since his delay had been prompted by reliance on his employer’s repeated representations that his medical bills would be covered. Case: Prince George’s County Board of Education v. Butler, No. 1209, 07/10/2018, unpublished. Facts: Anthony Butler worked for the Prince George's County Board of Education as a truck driver. In July 2011, Butler fell and hit his head while delivering a desk to the Office of Risk Management. With the assista...

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