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Overview

Workers’ Compensation is a system of benefits provided by law for workers who have job-related injuries or illnesses. Benefits are paid for injuries or illnesses occurring within the scope of an employee’s work.

Benefits may include: 

  • Wage Loss Benefits
  • Medical Benefits
  • Vocational Rehabilitation
  • Compensation for permanent  disabilities
  • Death benefits

How to

  • How to File for a Claim:
    • Report your injury immediately to your supervisor.
    • Seek medical care from a County specified physician or one of your choosing.
    • Using personal physicians may incur non-reimbursable fees.
    • Complete a Workers’ Compensation  Incident Report Form (front employee –back supervisor) and fax to Risk Management within 24 hours of  an incident.
    • In the event of a medical emergency, the employee should seek immediate medical attention.
  • What is the Employer’s Responsibility?
    • Once a claim is accepted, Risk Management will pay lost wage benefits at the rate of 66 2/3 rds of the employee average salary in accordance with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Statute and Anne Arundel County Code.
    • No compensation for first 3 days of injury.
    • Must use leave.
    • May be retro if lost time exceeds 14 days.
    • The claim must be compensable and an Employee Claim Form filed in order for payments to be issued.
    • Risk Management will pay for all reasonable and necessary medical services required to treat the compensable injury or illness in accordance with Maryland Workers’ Compensation fee schedule.
    • Note: Maryland Workers’ Compensation Statue does not allow the reimbursement of leave or wages to attend doctors
    • Appointments unless the employee scheduled for an independent medical examination by Risk Management.
  • What are the Employee's Responsibilities?
    • Report any injury or illness to your supervisor as soon as possible, no matter how slight it appears.
    • If a work-related injury or illness occurs away from your usual place of work, seek immediate medical aid as appropriate, and notify your supervisor as soon as practical.
    • The supervisor must complete a Medical Authorization Form for the initial treatment in order to guarantee payment of medical expenses treatment must be authorized in advance by Risk Management.

Fraud

Filing a False Claim: Workers’ Compensation is designed to provide benefits to help and protect employees who suffer a work-related injury or illness. However, Anne Arundel County Government, and ultimately all employees, can be affected by fraudulent claims. 
 
Anne Arundel County Government is committed to fighting workers’ compensation fraud. Suspected fraud should be reported to Risk Management at (410) 222-7630

Location

2660 Riva Road
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 222-7630

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