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§ 9-745. Conduct of appeal proceedings

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and Employment

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Claims Procedure, Hearings, and Appeals (Refs & Annos)
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-745
§ 9-745. Conduct of appeal proceedings
In general
(a) The proceedings in an appeal shall:
(1) be informal and summary; and
(2) provide each party a full opportunity to be heard.
Presumption and burden of proof
(b) In each court proceeding under this title:
(1) the decision of the Commission is presumed to be prima facie correct; and
(2) the party challenging the decision has the burden of proof.
Determination by court
(c) The court shall determine whether the Commission:
(1) justly considered all of the facts about the accidental personal injury, occupational disease, or compensable hernia;
(2) exceeded the powers granted to it under this title; or
(3) misconstrued the law and facts applicable in the case decided.
Request for jury trial
(d) On a motion of any party filed with the clerk of the court in accordance with the practice in civil cases, the court shall submit to a jury any question of fact involved in the case.
(e)(1) If the court determines that the Commission acted within its powers and correctly construed the law and facts, the court shall confirm the decision of the Commission.
(2) If the court determines that the Commission did not act within its powers or did not correctly construe the law and facts, the court shall reverse or modify the decision or remand the case to the Commission for further proceedings.


Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, c. 21, § 5.
Formerly Art. 101, § 56.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-745, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-745
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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