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§ 9-722. Claim settlement

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: April 10, 2012

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Claims Procedure, Hearings, and Appeals (Refs & Annos)
Effective: April 10, 2012
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-722
§ 9-722. Claim settlement
In general
(a) Subject to approval by the Commission under subsection (c) of this section, after a claim has been filed by a covered employee or the dependents of a covered employee, the covered employee or dependents may enter into an agreement for the final compromise and settlement of any current or future claim under this title with:
(1) the employer;
(2) the insurer of the employer;
(3) the Subsequent Injury Fund; or
(4) the Uninsured Employers' Fund.
Contents
(b) The final compromise and settlement agreement shall contain the terms and conditions that the Commission considers proper.
Approval
(c) A final compromise and settlement agreement may not take effect unless it has been approved by the Commission.
Effect
(d)(1) When approved by the Commission, a final compromise and settlement agreement is binding on all of the parties to the agreement.
(2) Unless the Commission orders otherwise, a final compromise and settlement agreement between a covered employee or the dependents of a covered employee and the employer or its insurer precludes the right of the covered employee or the dependents of the covered employee to proceed against the Subsequent Injury Fund on the claim.
Survival of right to payment
(e) If an individual entitled to payment under a final compromise and settlement agreement dies before the individual receives the total amount payable, the balance payable is an asset of the estate of the individual.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 2012, c. 66, § 1, eff. April 10, 2012.
Formerly Art. 101, § 52.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-722, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-722
Current through legislation effective through May 9, 2024, from the 2024 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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