What is Workers' Compensation?

SMCPS provides workers' compensation benefits in accordance with Maryland State Law.  If you are injured while in the course and scope of your employment, you are entitled to collect workers' compensation benefits.  Reporting injuries is the responsibility of the employee.  Please complete a Notification of Injury Form  as soon as possible and no later than within 48 hours. 

Workers' compensation laws provide money and medical benefits to an employee who as an injury as a result of an accident, injury or occupational disease on-the-job.  Workers' compensation is designed to protect workers and their dependents against the hardships from injury or death arising out of the work environment.  It is intended to benefit the employee and employer alike.  The employee receives money (usually on a weekly or biweekly basis) and medical benefits in exchange for forfeiting the common law right to sue the employer.   The employer benefits by receiving immunity from court actions against them by the employee in exchange for accepting liability that is limited and determined.  The question of negligence or fault is usually not at issue.