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§ 9-651. Extent of liability

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 VII. Occupational Deafness (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-651
§ 9-651. Extent of liability
In general
(a) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, an employer is liable for the full extent of the occupational deafness of a covered employee if:
(1) the employment of the covered employee by the employer has contributed to any extent to the occupational deafness of the covered employee; and
(2) the employer otherwise is liable under this section and § 9-505 of this title.
Limitation on liability
(b) An employer is liable only for the part of the deafness attributable to the employment by the employer if the employer establishes by competent evidence, including the results of a professionally controlled hearing test, the extent of the deafness of the covered employee that existed before exposure to harmful noise in the employment of the employer.


Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991.
Formerly Art. 101, § 25A.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-651, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-651
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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