Listed below are useful links to
other governmental and private sector agencies and organizations who
are involved in the workers' compensation process,
provide related services or may be useful in a search
for additional information or services that are not
provided by the Workers' Compensation Commission. Each
link includes the agency or organization name, web page
address and a brief description of their mission or
function as described on their web site.
Chesapeake Employers' Insurance Company
Chesapeake Employers' Insurance (formerly
IWIF) provides workers' compensation insurance
coverage and services to Maryland employers.
|MIA - Maryland Insurance Administration
MIA regulates the insurance industry in Maryland
and protects consumers by ensuring that insurance
companies and health plans act in accordance with the
WORKERS' COMPENSATION CLAIM RELATED AGENCIES
SIF - Maryland Subsequent Injury Fund
The SIF encourages the hiring of workers
with pre-existing disabilities by assuming financial
responsibility for the combined effects of a
pre-existing disability and an accidental workplace
injury. It reviews and investigates workers'
compensation claims involving pre-existing health
conditions that substantially increase the
disability of injured workers.
|UEF - Uninsured Employers' Fund
The UEF promptly pays awards ordered by the
Workers' Compensation Commission in favor of injured
workers against non-insured employers who default in
payments and maintains an adequate fund balance from
which to pay claims through the collection of applicable
fines, assessments and benefit recoveries.
The U.S. Department of Labor OWCP
Workers' Compensation Programs
OWCP administers four major programs providing wage
replacement benefits, medical treatment, vocational
rehabilitation and other benefits to federal workers or
their dependents who are injured at work or acquire an
occupational disease, including: the Energy Employees
Occupational Illness Compensation Program, the Federal
Employees' Compensation Program, the Longshore and
Harbor Workers' Compensation Program and the Black Lung
PUBLIC LEGAL RESOURCES
The Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
The MSBA Public Resources page includes lawyer
referral services contact information throughout
Maryland, informational brochures, lawyer
directories and other relevant publications, links
|Maryland Judiciary: Appellate Courts
The Appellate Courts and available Google search provide
information and decisions relevant workers' compensation
issues brought before the Courts. Other general
legal/informational materials and links are available.
WORKERS' COMPENSATION PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
|IAIABC - International Association of
Industrial Accident Boards & Commissions
The IAIABC is an association of government agencies
that administer and regulate their jurisdiction's
workers' compensation acts; various private
organizations involved in the delivery of workers'
compensation coverage and benefits also participate
in the IAIABC.
SAWCA - Southern Association of
The Southern Association of Workers' Compensation
Administrators, the oldest regional association in the
United States, is dedicated to the education and support
of workers' compensation professionals.
|MWCEA - Maryland Workers' Compensation
MWCEA conducts an annual conference addressing the
various components of Maryland's workers' compensation
community via seminars, roundtable discussions and
MSIECA - Maryland Self-Insurers' &
Employers' Compensation Association
MSIECA represents the interests of
Maryland employers in an ongoing effort to promote sound
public policy and the highest standards of professional
administration of workers' compensation in Maryland.
MARYLAND LEGAL PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS
The Maryland Defense Counsel
The Maryland Defense Counsel endeavors through
political activism, judicial candidate interviews
and educational conferences to attain equal justice
for all, improve Maryland's courts and laws, and
strengthen the defense of civil lawsuits.
|The Maryland State Bar Association, Inc.
The Maryland State Bar Association is a
voluntary, non-profit membership organization
comprised of more than 20,000 attorneys and judges.
The MSBA offers public service programs to ensure
the delivery of quality legal services to all
citizens and is committed to furthering the
efficient administration of justice and equality for
Association for Justice
The Maryland Association for Justice (formerly the
Maryland Trial Lawyers Association) is dedicated to
keeping families safe. The Association helps
individuals harmed by the unsafe behavior of others
to obtain meaningful redress through the civil
justice system. The Association zealously guards the
right to trial by jury, vigorously advocates on
behalf of consumers' legal rights, seeks to advance
excellence in trial advocacy through continuing
legal education and member services, and is
committed to the highest standards of ethical
conduct and integrity.
GOVERNMENT & GENERAL RESOURCES
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Workers' Compensation Agencies in the U.S. and
District of Columbia
Our informational page provides links to workers'
compensation agencies in other States. These links
are verified monthly as individual States may change
their website, location or page address.
CMS/Medicare & Workers' Compensation
Provides information on Workers' Compensation Medicare
Set-Aside Arrangement (WCMSA) and assists with meeting responsibilities
and obligations under the Medicare Secondary Payer (MSP)
laws in regard to Workers' Compensation (WC) issues.
The Daily Record
Maryland's primary business and legal newspaper and web
site; provides legal/public notices and relevant
Kids' Chance of Maryland
scholarships to children of Maryland's seriously
injured workers: Every year, thousands of workers
are disabled by on-the-job injuries in Maryland.
Tragically, on average, about 100 workers in
Maryland lose their lives every year. It's the
families and, in particular, the children who are
many times forgotten when these losses occur.
Kids' Chance of Maryland, Inc. provides an
opportunity for these children to pursue their
education, reach their goals and fulfill their
dreams for the future.
Maryland State (Portal)Site
The State of Maryland's portal to all available State
and local government resources. The site provides links
to all services and a thorough search feature by subject
and/or topics of interest.
Maryland Manual On-Line
The Maryland Manual provides detailed information
including: State and local government, elected and
appointed officials. It also serves as a comprehensive
reference including Maryland history, political
statistical and demographic information.
Maryland Relay assists those people who are deaf, hard
of hearing, deaf & blind or speech disabled so that they
can easily communicate through TTY (text telephone) with
anyone using a standard phone.
USA.gov is the U.S. government's official web portal
with links to Federal, State and local government
services, agencies and information.