In Maryland, if you are an employee who was injured on the job in the normal course of your employment, or suffer an occupational injury that occurs over time as a result of the type of work that you do, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits.
Under Maryland law, if you have a claim that is accepted and found “compensable” by the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission, you may be entitled to the following benefits:
Lost wages for while you are out, paid at 2/3 of your Average Weekly Wage (or AWW, which is usually based on 14 weeks of your pay prior to the injury) subject to a State cap.
Hospital, urgent care, x-rays, MRIs, pain management, specialists like surgeons, orthopedic care, physical therapy and prescriptions can all be covered by Maryland Workers’ Compensation if it is an accepted claim and injury.
Your trips to and from treatment are reimbursed at the State mileage rate.
If you are unable to return to the employment that you had prior to your injury, you may be entitled to have a state certified job counselor to help you find another job that complies with the restrictions you have after your injury. This is one of the most important benefits you are entitled to under Maryland Workers’ Compensation law.
Some injuries do not heal fully. If doctors have released you from their care but you now have a “new normal” that is different than before the injury, you may be entitled to money benefits designed to compensate for the difference in your body. These changes could be any or all of the following:
Some injuries prevent workers from returning to work at all. These injuries are catastrophic in nature and may be affected by pre-existing issues that have nothing to do with the particular work injury. If you are found by the Commission or a jury to be unable to return to any type of work, you will be entitled to a money award to compensate you for the serious, debilitating nature of your injuries.
For step by step help on what to do after you are injured, please see our guide on What to Do After a Work Injury.
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* Many attorneys, insurance companies, and clients call an incident when someone was injured an “accident.” For this reason, our website uses this word. But an incident is not really an "accident" if there were rules in place to keep us all safe, yet someone chose not to follow those rules — and, as a result, someone else was hurt. When you speak with Trollinger Law, you'll find we talk instead in terms of "crashes," "collisions," etc.