June 19

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Filing a Claim

By Mark Miller

June 19, 2020


Don’t be fooled. (1) Reporting your injury and filling out an incident report at work is NOT the same as filing a Claim Form. (2) Your employer filing a First Report of Injury with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission is NOT the same as filing a Claim Form. (3) Receiving a “claim number” from the workers’ compensation insurance company is NOT the same as filing a Claim Form.

To perfect a workers’ compensation claim in Maryland, you must file an Employee’s Claim Form (C-1) with the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission. The Commission requires that the C-1 Form be filed online. If you do not file the proper C-1 claim form, you do not have a claim and after two years any attempt to file a claim could be barred.

All too often, clients come to our office who have waited too long to file a Claim Form. They believe because they have received medical treatment and money benefits and have a “claim number” that they are protected. Not true.

Do not make this common mistake. Call our office today 410-687-7878 to schedule an appointment so we can assist you in filing the proper C-1 Claim Form online … before it is too late.