Maryland now maintains a website that allows the general public access to WC
claims and payment related information without the necessity of signing in to
view the database. You need the individual's name, and SSN or Maryland WC claim number. Maryland's
WC claim number is always a letter followed by 6 numbers (for example, B123456). See
‘References' below for a link to a user's guide with instructions for accessing MD
WC information online and help in interpreting the screens.
Data provided by the website includes carrier and attorney information and
some LIMITED information about WC awards that were made. Accurate payment
information is usually only available from the carrier and will have to be
requested from them. The information online is an overview of the WC awarded and cannot be relied on to
impose offset. It is often incomplete and sometimes inaccurate as to rates and attorney
fees paid. Also, note that the award dates shown are NOT the date the WC was effective
but rather when the award was approved. However, the website database does show the
WC awards that were made, and so should be checked before developing to the carrier.
Once you are certain the WC evidence is not already in file, check the WC Resource
Page in DI 52140.020 since MD is a State that provides SSA with access to its online records. The value
of online records can vary from State to State and some development may still be required.
Also included in the WC resource intranet site is a list of individuals in the PC
with online access to those individual State records.
NOTE: The MD Workers' Compensation Commission implemented its database in the early 1980's.
WC claims filed prior to this implementation may not be accessible online.
2. Injured Workers' Insurance Fund (IWIF)
Formerly the Maryland State Accident Fund, this was the nation's first workers' compensation
insurance organization. It became an independent state agency in 1988 and received
its current name in 1990. IWIF now operates as a not-for-profit insurer and is the carrier for one in every four Maryland
business owners across the state. Although some WC information may be provided to us over the phone, for a written or faxed reply we must provide them with the injured worker's signed
NOTE: Per IWIF website, call the Customer Service Center at (410) 494-2000 or toll-free
at 1-800-264-IWIF (4943) to obtain the name and telephone/fax numbers for the claims
adjuster working your case. Have the claim number or social security number and date
of injury available when calling IWIF. Then you can directly fax SSA requests to them.
This expedient will assist SSA technicians to quickly obtain needed information. Using
the general fax number below may result in delays.
Injured Workers' Insurance Fund
8722 Loch Raven Boulevard
Towson, Maryland 21286-2235
(800) 264-IWIF (4943), (410) 494-2000; General
Fax: (410) 494-2201