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Our Online Services are designed to maximize efficiency in your dealings with the Commission.  Subscribed attorneys and subscribed legal support staff (Attorney Proxy) can access claim documents, file forms and research prior claims via their Internet connection and any Personal Computer (PC).  Fewer paper forms are needed and our eNotice service lets you view current Commission Notices and communications in your claims while online.

Requirements

  • A current, valid WCC Attorney Registration, online ATTORNEY application completion and in-person identity validation are required for an attorney to access our WFMS Online Services.

    • There is no acceptable alternative to the one-time physical presentation for identity validation.  This is accomplished at the WCC Public Service Division, 10 East Baltimore Street or via a scheduled appointment with a WCC Court Reporter at one of our Regional Hearing Sites.

    • To schedule at a Regional Site contact the Court Reporting Division (email link here ) or see the Court Reporter when visiting one of our Regional sites for additional information.

  • Confirmation emails are sent at notice of online application and subscription activation after identity validation.  Online Services are not available upon completion of the online application or ID validation; access for the Attorney is available only when all required steps are complete.

    • If your application is in "Pending" status, you have not met the requirements above.

    • After your identity has been successfully verified and the process is complete you will receive an email notice of your "Active" status.  This is normally within two (2) business days of your in-person identity validation unless there is a problem with your Profile information.

    • If your application is "Denied" please contact us for an explanation.  Applications are deleted 30 days after submission with no action.

    • Note that you may have only one (1) subscription per individual.  Subscriptions are not available for legal firms, only individual WCC-registered legal practitioners may apply for Online Services Attorney access.

  • The information you provide on your online application and User Profile will update all the information used by the Commission for official mailings and contact for the ATTORNEY.

  • Every subscriber must have a UNIQUE and valid email address that MUST be accessible to receipt of WFMS Websupport emails (sent from websupport@wcc.state.md.us).

Access to claim-related documents and WebForms is based upon the INDIVIDUAL subscriber's WCC Attorney Code and their Appearance in each claim.

The posted Online User Services Agreement outlines acceptable and prohibited activity and may be changed or updated at any time.

  A subscriber MAY NOT under any circumstances share their username or password with anyone including their employer, support staff or co-workers.

  • Password resets via the automated password reset adjacent the log-in window are available to subscribers who are Active or Suspended.  The reset information is emailed to your registered email address (there is no option to send this information to an email address unknown to Online Services).  If your status is Revoked or you did not maintain your contact information to include a current email address, please contact WFMS Websupport with complete details of your problem via email to websupport@wcc.state.md.us.

For security purposes all subscriber activity is logged including IP address; all information transmitted via WFMS Online Services is encrypted. The results of claim information and claim document inquiries are printable from the WFMS Document Viewer/browser in Internet Explorer.  Each subscriber is responsible for the privacy and security of all content once presented on their personal computer (PC).  Access to Online services is a premium/privilege; adherence to all terms and policies is required to qualify for and maintain active status.

Attorney Proxy subscriptions
Active WFMS-subscribed attorneys have the option of selecting "Proxy" administrative or support staff located in their firm or office to access claim information or documents and submit appropriate online WebForms on their behalf.  The Attorney Proxy must complete the Attorney Proxy online application After the Attorney proxy has successfully completed and submitted the online application, the subscribed Attorney simply adds their registered email address into the entry field/box on their Proxy List page (accessed from their available menu buttons atop the page).

Attorneys may not designate another Attorney as a proxy.  A legal staff person in the Attorney's firm or office may be selected as an Attorney Proxy by/for multiple subscribed attorneys.  An Attorney Proxy has access to all claim documents, including non-public, in which an attorney's appearance is entered and may file appropriate online WebForms on behalf of their subscribed Attorneys who have selected them via the Proxy List feature available to the subscribed Attorney and all actions of the designated Attorney Proxy are the responsibility of the registered attorney.

Attorney Proxy designees MAY NOT use the Attorney's Online Services subscription/login. 
An Attorney Proxy MAY NOT use the Attorney's subscription/credentials to access Online Services.  This is a direct violation of the Terms of Service.  The Attorney Proxy MUST use their own individual Attorney Proxy subscription (user name/password) to access Online Services.

  • Proxy subscriptions have the same rules of conduct as a subscribed attorney, must have a unique email address and profile information.

  • Subscribed attorneys are responsible for the activities of their Proxy while logged on to WFMS and are culpable to the extent of suspension or termination of access for violations of the Online User Services Agreement.

  • Attorneys designating a Proxy are responsible for selecting/adding or deleting them from their proxy list.  A Proxy registration has NO access to WFMS services until a subscribed attorney personally enters the subscribed proxy via their "Add Proxy" menu button.  The subscribed attorney must update annually or terminate them if a Proxy is replaced or deleted from employ.  Proxy subscribers are not required to present at the Commission for ID verification, since the authorizing attorney bears full responsibility and liability for their WFMS activities.

  • Subscribed attorneys authorize/designate their proxy(s) from their WFMS interface (Proxy List).  The attorney enters the subscribed Attorney Proxy's email address in the Proxy List and selects "Submit".  To be eligible for selection the Attorney Proxy must subscribe to WFMS via the online application.  Access to Online Service is not available until designation/selection by an active ATTORNEY subscriber in good standing.

  • Premium Attorney Proxy service: Two (2) designations are available to all active Attorney subscribers; up to 4 additional may be requested but must be validated by your business need/processes and must be approved by the MD WCC.  Premium services cannot be utilized until the written request is approved.  All completed approvals are acknowledged via email, in the same manner as attorney subscription activation when the service is active.  The service must be renewed annually via email request to websupport@wcc.state.md.us.  The expiration date is available on the Attorney's User Profile Page.

    All subscribers must notify the WCC immediately of any violation of the Online User Services Agreement or WFMS security by any party who may obtain possession of subscriber access information (user name/password).