Maryland Workers Compensation Roadmap
Depending on the facts of the case, there are many possible claims. These claims can include the following:
- Medical Treatment and Expenses,
- Disability Payments, and/or
- Vocational Rehabilitation.
The injured employee should not be pay for co-pay or other related medical charges. The insurance company should pay all related medical treatment. All miles traveled for related medical treatment should be reimbursed to the injured employee as well as medical prescriptions, and other related medical bills.Disability Payments
Disability Payments can be categorized into four different types.
- Temporary Partial Disability - when the injured worker can return to work on a part-time basis and still cannot carry out full-time duties at work, a payment is made to the injured worker. The injured employer receives half of the difference between the average wage before the injury and average weekly wage after the accident not to exceed the maximum rate for the jurisdiction.
- Temporary Total Disability – when the injured employee is recovering and cannot work due to the injury and/or accident, the injured worker receives a temporary payment.
- Permanent Total Disability – when the injured employee is total disability due to the injury, a payment is made to the injured employee. The duration of the payments is made during the entire time that the injured worker is permanently total disabled from the job.
- Permanent Partial Disability – when the injured employee is permanent injured to the body of the injured worker from the accident, payments are made to the injured employee. The permanent partial disability payments depend on the injured body part and severity of the injury and can include payments for actual wage loss.
Death benefits - employees who die due to work related accident can be paid to the surviving dependents of the deceased employee. The amount for death benefits is a specific guideline that will determine the value of the case.Medical Treatment and Expenses
Insurance company should pay all related medical treatment. The injured employee should not be responsible for a co-pay or other related medical charges. The injured employee should be reimbursed for prescriptions, mileage, and other medical charges.Vocational Rehabilitation
If an injured employee cannot return to the position at the time of the injury due to the disability from the accident, the injured employee can request vocational rehabilitation. The employer is responsible for the expenses of the rehabilitation which includes vocational testing, job training, job placement, interview services and resume and continuing payment of wages during the period that the claimant is in vocational rehabilitation. In order to qualify for vocational rehabilitation, the employee must have a disability that does not allow the employee to perform their work.Compensation
- Average Weekly Wage
The average weekly wages are determined by calculating the tips, wages, and additional reasonable value of rent or housing, meals, or other reasonable benefits. Average weekly wage of the employee will be used to determine the workers compensation case in determining the benefits to the injured worker. Fringe benefits are not included such as insurance benefits and pension benefits.
- Employees Having Two Jobs or More
Injured employees are not allowed to stack wages from multiple jobs in determining their average weekly wage in the State of Maryland. However, if the injured employee has serious disability or permanent total disability can have their weekly wages amended to include the higher average of the multiple jobs.
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