Home Table of Contents

§ 9-644. Surgery; compensation

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 6. Benefits (Refs & Annos)
Part VI. Hernias (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-644
§ 9-644. Surgery; compensation
Surgery
(a) Whenever practicable, a femoral, inguinal, or other hernia proven to be the result of an accidental personal injury or strain in accordance with § 9-504 of this title shall be treated by surgery.
Compensation for lost time
(b)(1) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, if a covered employee suffers a compensable hernia and undergoes surgery, the employer or its insurer shall pay the covered employee compensation only for lost time.
(2) For the purpose of computing lost time under paragraph (1) of this subsection, any time lost because of a delay in holding a hearing shall not be counted as lost time if the delay occurred at the request or due to the fault of the covered employee.
Compensation for disability
(c) If a special examination shows that a covered employee who suffered from a compensable hernia and underwent surgery has a permanent partial, permanent total, or temporary total disability resulting from the operation, the employer or its insurer shall pay the covered employee compensation for a permanent partial, permanent total, or temporary total disability in accordance with the applicable part of this subtitle.
Death benefits
(d) If a covered employee who suffered a compensable hernia dies as a result of surgery, the death shall be considered death as a result of the accidental personal injury or strain that caused the hernia and the employer or its insurer shall provide death benefits in accordance with Part XII of this subtitle.

Credits

Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, c. 21, § 5.
Formerly Art. 101, § 36.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-644, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-644
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.
End of Document