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§ 9-657. Waiver

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 VIII. Permanent Disability Due in Part to Preexisting Disease or Infirmity (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-657
§ 9-657. Waiver
In general
(a) When entering into a contract of employment, an individual who has suffered the loss or loss of use of a hand, arm, foot, leg, or eye may waive any right to compensation to which the covered employee would be entitled because of the existing permanent partial disability in the event of a subsequent accidental personal injury or occupational disease.
Form of waiver
(b) For a waiver under subsection (a) of this section to be effective, the waiver shall:
(1) be made in writing, as part of the contract of employment or as a separate instrument;
(2) plainly describe the existing permanent partial disability; and
(3) be executed by the employee:
(i) with knowledge of its contents; and
(ii) before the occurrence of an accidental personal injury or occupational disease on which a claim is based.
Effect of waiver
(c) If a covered employee who has executed a waiver in accordance with this section suffers an additional accidental personal injury or occupational disease, the covered employee is entitled to compensation for a disability resulting solely from the additional injury or occupational disease.


Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, c. 21, § 5.
Formerly Art. 101, §§ 22, 36.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-657, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-657
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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