Warnken, LLC Attorneys at Law, Attorneys & Lawyers, Pikesville, MD

Hearing Sites

There are currently seven Workers’ Compensation hearing sites in Maryland. Nine commissioners sit on the Maryland Workers’ Compensation Commission.  As of Spring 2014, these commissioners are:

  • Patricia G. Adams
  • Lauren Sfekas Godwin
  • Jeffrey C. Herwig
  • Cynthia S. Miraglia
  • Maureen Quinn
  • Delia Turano Schadt
  • Kimberly S. Ward
  • John R. Webster, Jr.
  • Jeffrey T. Weinberg
  • Karl Aumann (Also the Chairman of the WCC)

Commissioners generally do not sit at only one location; they rotate locations.  Monthly calendars of the hearing sites and their respective commissioners are available online at: http://www.wcc.state.md.us/Adjud_claims/Schedules.html.  Hearing sites are open Monday through Friday 9:30am-4:30pm.

Each Commissioner at each site has about 20-26 cases daily on its docket.  Parties present during a hearing usually include: the commissioner, the claimant, his/her attorney, the insurance company, their attorney, and any witnesses.  The length of time of each hearing depends on the amount of time each party takes to argue his or her case, and the amount of witnesses he or she presents.

If you do not yet have an attorney for a scheduled hearing, it is probably not too late to hire one.  Workers’ Comp attorney fees are done by law and are the same for all comp attorneys.  (20% of permanent partial disability)  Use an attorney who knows the process, will spend the time to educate you if necessary, and who makes you feel the most comfortable.

Baltimore City (the principal office)

10 East Baltimore Street, 4th Floor, Baltimore, MD 21202

Directions:

From I-83 S, take exit 4.  Turn right onto St. Paul Street, then continue onto Light Street.  Turn right onto East Redwood Street.  Turn right onto South Charles Street.  Take the 1st right onto East Baltimore Street.  The Workers’ Compensation Commission will be on the left.

Central Regional/Beltsville

4780 Corridor Place, Suite D, Beltsville, MD 20705

Directions:

From Interstate 95 take Exit 29A, (Route 212) toward Beltsville. Follow Route 212 (Powder Mill Road) to Old Gunpowder Road and make a left turn (at the first traffic signal) onto Old Gunpowder Road. Proceed on Old Gunpowder Road and make the first left turn on Montgomery Road. Proceed approximately 310 of a mile on this road and turn right at the second entrance of the Corridor Place office park. Proceed into the parking lot to 4780 Corridor Place, Suite D.

North East Regional/ Abingdon

3465 Box Hill Corporate Center Drive, Suite E, Abingdon, MD 21009

Directions:

Take Exit 77B on I-95 (Route 24 toward Belair) then proceed North on Emmorton Road (Route 924) to the second traffic signal turn right onto Corporate Center Drive and proceed to Corporate Center Drive to #3465, Suite E.  The suite is on the far left of the complex.

North West Regional/Frederick

1890 N. Market Street, Suite 200, Frederick, MD 21701

Directions:

From Interstate 70, take exit 53B (Route 15 North) to Route 26 East.  Turn right at the first light onto Routzahns Way, (Route 355 South) and head right onto North Market Street.  Turn left into the first business park, and follow it around to the rear of the parking lot.  The entrance to the 1890 building will be on the right.

Eastern Regional/Cambridge

828 Airpax Road, Building B, Suite 400, Cambridge, MD 21613

Directions:

From US Route 50, (Ocean Gateway) turn onto Church Creek Road (State Road 16) at the traffic signal.  Turn right onto Airpax Road at Blackwater Corporate Center.  828 Airpax Road, Building B is the second building on the left.  Parking and the entrance are located at the rear of the building.

Southern Regional/La Plata

Old Towne Center, 403 East Charles Street, La Plata, MD 20646

Directions:

From US Route 301 South, turn left onto Charles Street, (State Route 6) and proceed through the first traffic light.  Turn right onto LaGrange Avenue, then turn left into the parking lot, which is located behind the building on the left.

Western Maryland/Cumberland

Comfort Inn and Suites, 1216 National Highway, Cumberland MD 21502

Directions:

From US 40 (I-68) Merge onto National Highway (US 40) via exit 39.  Make a right at the light. At the second light, turn left.  The hearing site/hotel is behind Texas Grill House.