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2020 Maryland Workers’ Comp Rates

All numbers below are for injuries occurring in 2020.  For injuries in 2019, please see this page.

Temporary Total Disability

Temporary total disability (TTD) is the payment you are entitled to receive from the workers’ compensation insurer when you are completely unable to work.  This is the workers’ compensation method of wage replacement.

The rate for TTD in Maryland workers’ compensation is 2/3 of your Average Weekly Wage (AWW), not to exceed $1,080.00.  Disappointingly, this number went down for the first time in 30 years.  Please read our article on that AWW reduction.

Temporary Partial Disability

Temporary partial disability (TPD) is wage replacement for when you are working but making less money as the result of your injury.  Common in light duty assignments in MD workers’ comp.

The rate for TPD is 50% of the difference between what you were making before the injury (your AWW) and what you are making after because of the injury.  The temporary partial disability payment cannot exceed $540.00.  This is down from $558.00 in 2019.

Permanent Total Disability

Perm total is compensation you receive when and if you are permanently unable to work at all.  In many cases, there is a specific hierarchy of employment that must be tried before perm total is reached.  This often includes vocational rehabilitation in Maryland workers’ comp.

The rate for PTD in Maryland workers’ compensation is 2/3 of your Average Weekly Wage (AWW), not to exceed the State Average Weekly Wage, for life.

Permanent Partial Disability

Permanent partial disability (PPD) is the compensation you are entitled to for the impairment to your body after a work injury.  The calculation of PPD is complex and one of the important reasons you need a workers’ comp attorney for your case.

The rate of PPD you receive depends on the number of weeks of compensation that you are awarded.  For 2020 injuries:

  • If you are awarded less than 75 weeks, you are entitled to compensation for those awarded weeks at a rate of 1/3 of your AWW, not to exceed $181/week
  • If you are awarded 75 weeks or more, but less than 250 weeks, you are entitled to compensation for those awarded weeks at a rate of 2/3 of your AWW, not to exceed $360/week
  • Cases awarded 250 weeks or more are considered “Serious Disability” under the Maryland workers’ compensation system. The rate for serious disability in Maryland comp is 75% of your AWW, not to exceed $810/week.  Therefore, an award of 250 weeks with a maxed out average weekly wage would be worth $202,500.