Just because a work-related injury occurs outside of the State does not necessarily mean that an employee is unable to collect workers’ compensation benefits in Maryland. However, to do so requires that certain factors be met. More specifically, the applicable test for determining eligibility in such a scenario asks whether an individual is “regularly employed” within the State of Maryland, and if so, whether his/her work outside of the State was on a “casual, incidental or occasional” basis.
This inquiry is highly fact-dependent. As such, it is recommended that legal advice be obtained if one has reason to believe that an out-of-state injury may be compensable in Maryland.