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Maryland’s 2021 Workers’ Comp Rates

This page contains the workers’ compensation rates for Maryland in 2021.  If your injury occurred in 2020 or 2019, go to those pages.

Every year, the Maryland workers’ compensation rates are (supposed to be) adjusted for inflation.  For 2021, the rates are as follows:

  • Temporary Total Disability – 2/3 of the average weekly wage, not to exceed $1,050/week
  • Permanent Total Disability – 2/3 of the average weekly wage, not to exceed $1,050/week

From 2020 to 2021, the rate decreased from $1080 to $1050.  This is the second year in a row that the TTD rate went down.  Meanwhile, medical and education costs continue to increase at multiple times the rate of inflation, squeezing the middle class even further. Another example of the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer.

Calculating How Much Permanent Partial Disability

There are three tiers of injuries:

  • First tier – Less than 75 compensable weeks (Minor disability)
  • Second tier – 75-249 compensable weeks
  • Third Tier (“Serious disability”) – 250 or more compensable Compensation weeks of compensation
  • First tier pays one-third of the injured workers’ AWW, not to exceed $176 per week.  (Down from $181 per week in prior year.)
  • Second tier pays two-thirds of the injured workers’ AWW, not to exceed $350 per week (Down from $360 per week in prior year.)
  • Serious disability pays two-thirds of the injured workers’ AWW, not to exceed $788 per week (Down from $810 per week in prior year.)

To see more about: Maryland workers’ comp permanent partial disability (“PPD”)

All the details about 2021 workers’ compensation rates in Maryland can be found here.

See annual maximum increases in the table below:

Date AWW First Tier Second Tier Serious Disability
January 1, 2014 $998.00 $167.00 $167.00 $749.00
January 1, 2015 $1,005.00 $168.00 $168.00 $754.00
January 1, 2016 $1,027.00 $172.00 $343.00 $771.00
January 1, 2017 $1,052.00 $176.00 $351.00 $789.00
January 1, 2018 $1,094.00 $183.00 $365.00 $821.00
January 1, 2019 $1,116.00 $187.00 $372.00 $837.00
January 1, 2020 $1,080.00 $181.00 $360.00 $810.00
January 1, 2021 $1,050.00 $176.00 $350.00 $788.00