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Maryland Workers Compensation Commission to resume in-person hearings in June

The Maryland Workers Compensation Commission announced yesterday that in-person hearings would resume on June 8, 2020.  The Commission announced the following.

The Commission announces that we may be resuming in-person hearings effective June 8, 2020. The hearings will be staggered in order to accommodate physical distancing. Exhibits shall continue to be submitted electronically three days prior to the hearing. There is no need to email the exhibits to the Commission or the parties. Public access is strictly limited to claimants, attorneys, parties, and witnesses to hearings scheduled on that particular day. The Commission will continue to hold video hearings daily for those participants who are uncomfortable attending in-person hearings. If you are scheduled for an in-person hearing and wish to request a VRH instead, you must request a postponement of the in-person hearing and file an Emergency Hearing Request and follow the instructions for a VRH posted on the webpage.

Social distancing will be required and highlighted for everyone visiting the Commission hearing sites and offices. Your cooperation and assistance in this regard will be appreciated. We request that parties arrive shortly before their scheduled in-person hearing and depart immediately after. While the Commission will allow documents to be hand-delivered to the Public Service area in Baltimore, they must be dropped off on a table on the fourth floor set up for this purpose. There will be no waiting on site for these documents to be processed. They will be returned via mail.

If you have been injured at work in Maryland, now is the time to seek legal counsel.  The Commission is set to move cases forward.  Mooney Law offers absolutely free phone consultations for all workers compensation cases, Pennsylvania and Maryland.  Call today for a FREE phone consultation at 833-MOONEYLAW or 717-200-HELP or drop me an email at mab@mooney4law.com.  Mooney Law provides proven, trusted, and experienced representation for injured workers throughout Pennsylvania and Maryland.