If you feel like you are the only one you know who has suffered a workplace injury, know that you are not alone. Indeed, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that 67,000 people suffered from workplace injuries in 2013 alone, and these are just the injuries that were reported. Many of these individuals might have applied to receive workers' compensation benefits. If you are also an injured worker, you may be able to qualify for benefits as well.
In 2013, approximately 2.3 million individuals were covered by Maryland's workers' compensation system. Out of every 100 of these full-time workers, approximately 3.4 suffered an illness or injury in 2013. That represents a figure that is 3 percent under the national average, which was 3.5 in 2013. As for serious injuries that required spending time unable to work, about 1.5 of every 100 workers suffered such an injury in 2013.