Baltimore, MD asked in Workers' Compensation for Maryland

Q: If my employer offers a settlement over a work injury, can I still file a claim for workers' comp if I accept it?

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Eric Todd Kirk
Eric Todd Kirk
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: It would certainly come up. It may bar some benefits. All worker's compensation settlements must ultimately be approved by the WCC. I would advise you to 1] not "settle" with your employer 2] promptly file a claim with the WCC 2] consult with an experienced WCC attorney, many of who offer free consultations.

Andrew M. Rodabaugh
Andrew M. Rodabaugh
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  • Workers' Compensation Lawyer
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Licensed in Maryland

A: This is likely not a good idea. As Mr. Kirk has indicated settlements must be approved by the Workers Compensation Commission or they are not valid.

I suggest you contact an attorney to discuss further any ramifications this may have on your ability to file a claim.

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