COMAR 14.09 March 2014

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  • CODE of MARYLAND REGULATIONS Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

    Subtitle 09 WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION

    Effective March 3, 2014

    (41:4 Md. R. 304)

    This is an UNOFFICIAL version of the regulations.

    The Code of Maryland Regulations is available at www.dsd.state.md.us as a free service of the Office of the

    Secretary of State, Division of State Documents. The full text of regulations is available and searchable. Note,

    however, that the printed COMAR continues to be the only official and enforceable version of COMAR. The

    Maryland Register is also available at www.dsd.state.md.us. For additional information, visit www.sos.state.md.us,

    Division of State Documents, or call at (410) 974-2486 or 1 (800) 633-9657.

    http://www.dsd.state.md.us/http://www.sos.state.md.us/

  • Table of Contents

    Title 14 INDEPENDENT AGENCIES .................................................................................................................................. 1

    Subtitle 09 WORKERS COMPENSATION COMMISSION ............................................................................................ 1

    Chapter 01 General Administrative ............................................................................................................................... 1

    .01 Definitions. ...................................................................................................................................................... 1

    .02 Commission Forms. ......................................................................................................................................... 3

    .03 Service of Papers. ............................................................................................................................................ 3

    .04 Filing Forms and Documents with the Commission. ....................................................................................... 3

    .05 Hours of Business. ........................................................................................................................................... 4

    .06 Waiver of Strict Compliance. .......................................................................................................................... 4

    .07 Powers and Duties of Commissioners. ............................................................................................................ 4

    .08 Referral for Fraud. ........................................................................................................................................... 4

    .09 Web-Enabled File Management System. ........................................................................................................ 5

    .10 Notices Concerning Claims Posting by Employer. ...................................................................................... 6

    (To be deleted). ..................................................................................................................................................... 6

    (To be deleted). ..................................................................................................................................................... 6

    Chapter 02 Requirements for Filing and Amending Claims ........................................................................................... 7

    .01 Definitions. ...................................................................................................................................................... 7

    (To be deleted). ..................................................................................................................................................... 7

    .02 Requirements for Filing and Amending Claims. .............................................................................................. 7

    .03 Amendment of Claim to Add an Additional Party, Including the Subsequent Injury Fund and Uninsured Employers Fund. .................................................................................................................................................. 9

    .04 Death and Funeral Benefits. ........................................................................................................................... 9

    .05 Foreign Documents. ...................................................................................................................................... 12

    .06 Claim for Unpaid Compensation of Deceased Claimant. .............................................................................. 13

    .07 Notice to Employer/Insurer of Claim. ........................................................................................................... 13

    Chapter 03 Hearing Procedures................................................................................................................................... 15

    .01 Definitions. .................................................................................................................................................... 15

    .02 Filing and Withdrawing Issues. ..................................................................................................................... 15

    .03 Hearing Notices. ............................................................................................................................................ 16

    .04 Interpreters and Other Accommodations. .................................................................................................... 16

    .05 Subpoenas. .................................................................................................................................................... 17

    .06 Average Weekly Wage. ................................................................................................................................. 19

    .07 Disclosure of Medical Information. ............................................................................................................... 19

    .08 Medical Examinations. .................................................................................................................................. 20

    .09 Hearing Exhibits and Witnesses. ................................................................................................................... 21

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    .10 Consequence of Nonappearance by Claimant. ............................................................................................. 22

    .11 Request for Emergency Hearing. .................................................................................................................. 22

    .12 Request for Continuance. ............................................................................................................................. 23

    .13 Motion for Modification. .............................................................................................................................. 23

    .14 Motion for Rehearing. ................................................................................................................................... 23

    .15 Miscellaneous Forms. ................................................................................................................................... 24

    Chapter 04 Legal Representation and Fees ................................................................................................................. 25

    .01 Legal Representation. ................................................................................................................................... 25

    .02 Attorneys Fee and Medical Evaluation Fee Application or Petition for Approval. .................................. 26

    .03 Schedule of Attorneys Fees. ......................................................................................................................... 27

    .04 Attorneys Fees for Multiple Counsel. .......................................................................................................... 29

    Chapter 05 Uninsured Employers Fund Claims .......................................................................................................... 31

    .01 Notification and Response of Uninsured Employer and Claimant. ............................................................... 31

    .02 Review of Claim Contested by Uninsured Employer. ................................................................................... 31

    .03 Review of Uncontested Claims. .................................................................................................................... 31

    .04 Notification and Payment of the Award. ...................................................................................................... 32

    .05 Request for Payment by the Fund. ............................................................................................................... 32

    .06 Response of UEF and Impleader of Other Employer or Insurer. ................................................................... 32

    .07 Notification and Response of Impleaded Employer or Insurer. .................................................................... 32

    .08 Review of Disputed Claim. ............................................................................................................................ 32

    Chapter 06 Payment of Awards and Assessments and Termination of Benefits ........................................................ 33

    .01 Payment Prior to Filing of Claim. ..............................................................