Maryland Workers' Compensation Benefits for Correctional Officers
Certain Maryland correctional officers are entitled to the below-listed benefits not afforded to the general public.
1. High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
If you are a correctional officer and have been diagnosed with hypertension, you may be entitled to Maryland workers' compensation benefits depending on the jurisdiction where you work. Correctional officers in Anne Arundel County, Montgomery County, and Prince George's County are entitled to this benefit. The process of filing a hypertension claim is very straightforward and simple if you have proper representation. Once your claim is accepted, you won't have to pay for your medications ever again (not even any co-pays!). Additionally, you are entitled to financial compensation once the claim is accepted.
2. Heart Disease
Similar to hypertension claims, correctional officers may also be eligible for workers' compensation benefits for heart disease. This includes coronary artery disease, cardiac arrhythmia, sudden heart failure, and other heart conditions.
Time Limits for Filing Claims Involving Hypertension or Heart Disease
If you are diagnosed with hypertension or heart disease after you retire, you may still be entitled to workers' compensation benefits (even if you retired 20 years ago). You may also be eligible if you had hypertension or a heart condition prior to working in corrections. Simply put, if you are a correctional officer and have ever been diagnosed with hypertension or heart disease, contact us!
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