In Maryland, there has been a steady increase in the amount of workers compensation claims filed each year. In 2009, there were a total of 22,622 claims filed. There was a 1.7% increase in those numbers in 2010 when 23,003 claims were filed. Similarly, there was a 1.6% increase for the 2011 fiscal year with a total of 23,366 claims filed. A chart of these rates for the fiscal years of 2009, 2010, and 2011 is below. Regarding the number of claims filed in 2011, 62.2% of them were filed by men versus the 37.8% filed by females. Roughly 75% of these claims came from persons between the ages of thirty and sixty.

There are ten industries which account for nearly half (10,958) of the claims filed in 2011. These industries have been consistently in the top ten regarding the number of claims filed and have time and again been responsible for over 100 filed claims each per year. These industries include:

  1. Policemen- Security- 2,385 claims (10.2%)
  2. Truckmen N.O.C.- 1,763 claims (7.6%)
  3. Colleges or Schools (daycare included)-1,569 claims (6.7%)
  4. Hospitals- 1,076 claims (4.6%)
  5. General Construction- 990 claims (4.2%)
  6. Hotels, Restaurants, Bars and Nightclubs- 714 claims (3.1%)
  7. Firemen (Volunteer Dept. and Ambulance Service- 659 claims (2.8%)
  8. Meat/ Grocery Stores and Retail- 661 claims (2.8%)
  9. Taxicab and Bus Companies- 614 claims (2.6%)
  10.  Convalescent or Nursing Homes- 536 claims (2.3%)
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