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January 2018 Notices     Go back to Notices
We are closed Monday, January 15th in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.
We are closed Monday, January 1st in observance of New Year's Day.

29 Notice: A copy of all petitions for judicial review must be served on the Worker’s Compensation Commission, in accordance with Labor and Employment Article, § 9-737, Annotated Code of Maryland, and the Maryland Rules, 7-201, and 7-202(d) (2). For more information please visit http://www.dsd.state.md.us/comar/comarhtml/14/14.09.11.01.htm
22 Updating courtroom Audio/Visual equipment—new requirements to play videos
The Commission is in the process of replacing current televisions in our courtrooms with modern flat-screen televisions. We are also be replacing the DVD/VCR players with Peerless-AV PeerAir HDS300 Pro Wireless AV Multi-Display Systems. This new technology will allow the Commission to better adapt to changing technology and video formats.

All media will be played from your laptop computer. You will connect your computer to the Peerless system via either HDMI or VGA cable and the Peerless system will display your computer on the flat-screen for viewing. A laptop with software to play your video(s) is required for the videos to be played on the courtroom television. The Peerless system does not contain a “player;” it is simply transmits your computer display to the television; for example, video files on a USB drive will be plugged into your computer to be played. Please make sure any files you intend to show will play correctly on your computer. HDMI and VGA cables, as well as Thunderbolt Mini Display Port DP convertors for Apple laptops, will be provided by the Commission.

We are rolling out this new technology in phases and web notices will post as equipment is replaced in each site. As of January 26, 2018, the equipment at each site is as follows:

Peerless system (connect your laptop to the courtroom television to play videos) - Abingdon

DVD/VCR (videos must be on DVD or VHS tape to play on the courtroom television) - Baltimore, Beltsville. Cambridge, Frederick, LaPlata
11 Legal practitioners:  In an effort to reduce the volume of rejected settlements at the intake stage, the Commission is requesting that attorneys carefully review all settlements and ensure that they are accurate and completed properly prior to submitting them. Common errors seen are missing signatures, incorrect insurer, wrong claim number or date of accident. Also, please be sure to answer ALL questions on the Settlement Worksheet. If you have any questions, please contact the Settlement Intake section at 410-864-5364 or email obowman@wcc.state.md.us.
2 Calendar Year 2018 Maryland workers' compensation Benefits Rate information is posted on the MD Compensation Rates page.