Employees in Maryland may be interested in learning more about some of the common questions involving certain workers' compensation issues. When a covered worker misses at least three days due to an illness or injury suffered on the job, they are entitled to receive wage replacement benefits. When employees miss at least two weeks due to a condition caused by work, they may be entitled to recover benefits for the first three days missed as well.
Injured workers are assigned a consideration date and claim number once the state Workers' Compensation Commission receives the incident report. The consideration date is the time allotted that the employer or its insurer can dispute or object to the claim. Workers' compensation insurance is designed to cover physical therapy, hospital bills, prescription, doctor bills and other costs related to the injury. The coverage limit for the insurance is governed by the state's Workers' Compensation Medical Fee Guide.