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 (formerly IWIF) provides workers compensation insurance coverage and services to Maryland employers.
MIA regulates the insurance industry in Maryland and protects consumers by ensuring that insurance companies and health plans act in accordance with the law.
WORKERS COMPENSATION CLAIM RELATED AGENCIES
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.
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.
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 Benefits Program.
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 and information.
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 Back to top
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
Workers Compensation Administrators
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
Educational Association, Inc.
MWCEA conducts an annual conference addressing the various components of Maryland s workers compensation community via seminars, roundtable discussions and relevant presentations.
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 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 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 all.
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.
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.
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.
Maryland s primary business and legal newspaper and web site; provides legal/public notices and relevant articles.
Provides educational 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.
The centralized LexisNexis web site for legal practitioners and workers compensation professionals featuring national and state centric news, content and available resources: headlines, blogs, podcasts, conferences and downloads.
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.
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.