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Common Types of Maryland Workers’ Compensation Injury Claims

There were 23,586 workers’ compensation claims filed in Maryland in 2019. Although a job injury can happen anywhere, certain industries saw more than 100 claims. This data paints a picture of what the most dangerous jobs in Maryland are today.

Top 10 Most Dangerous Jobs

in Maryland
Police officers and security guards
2,044 Claims
Warehouse workers
736 Claims
College, school, or daycare workers
1,404 claims
Hotels, restaurants, nightclubs & bar employees
694 Claims
Municipal township or state employees
934 Claims
Nursing home and convalescent workers
683 Claims
Truck drivers
939 Claims
Construction
675 Claims
Hospital workers
840 Claims
Firefighters, including volunteer and ambulance services
668 Claims
Top 10
Body Parts Injured
Maryland Workers’

Compensation Demographics
14,269
claims filed for men
9,317
claims filed for women
The majority of injuries occur to men between the ages of 30 and 39. Workplace injuries occur to women later in life, between the ages of 50 and 59.
What People Should Know

Before Taking a Dangerous Job
  • Nearly all Maryland employers are required to carry workers’ compensation insurance to protect employees who are injured in workplace accidents or diagnosed with an occupational illness.
  • Workers’ compensation benefits can include medical coverage, partial wage replacement, disability benefits, and death benefits.
  • You must report a workplace injury within 10 days of the accident or within 1 year of being diagnosed with a job illness.
  • A workers’ compensation lawyer can help prepare a workers’ compensation claim and represent injured employees in any disputes or appeals.
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Workers’ Compensation Attorney

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Struggling to get workers’ compensation in Maryland? You’ve got a friend at Trollinger Law. Waldorf attorney Matt Trollinger is a battle-tested trial lawyer who will seek maximum workers’ comp benefits on your behalf.

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