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§ 9-101. Definitions

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: July 1, 2019

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 1. Definitions; General Provisions (Refs & Annos)
Effective: July 1, 2019
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-101
§ 9-101. Definitions
In general
(a) In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
Accidental personal injury
(b) “Accidental personal injury” means:
(1) an accidental injury that arises out of and in the course of employment;
(2) an injury caused by a willful or negligent act of a third person directed against a covered employee in the course of the employment of the covered employee; or
(3) a disease or infection that naturally results from an accidental injury that arises out of and in the course of employment, including:
(i) an occupational disease; and
(ii) frostbite or sunstroke caused by a weather condition.
(c) “Child” includes:
(1) an adopted child;
(2) an illegitimate child;
(3) a posthumous child; and
(4) a stepchild.
(d) “Commission” means the State Workers' Compensation Commission.
(e)(1) “Compensation” means the money payable under this title to a covered employee or the dependents of a covered employee.
(2) “Compensation” includes funeral benefits payable under this title.
Covered employee
(f) “Covered employee” means an individual listed in Subtitle 2 of this title for whom a person, a governmental unit, or a quasi-public corporation is required by law to provide coverage under this title.
Occupational disease
(g) “Occupational disease” means a disease contracted by a covered employee:
(1) as the result of and in the course of employment; and
(2) that causes the covered employee to become temporarily or permanently, partially or totally incapacitated.


Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2, eff. Oct. 1, 1991. Amended by Acts 1991, c. 21, § 5; Acts 2009, c. 616, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009; Acts 2009, c. 617, § 1, eff. July 1, 2009; Acts 2019, c. 5, § 1, eff. July 1, 2019.
Formerly Art. 101, §§ 1, 67.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-101, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-101
Current with all legislation from the 2021 Regular Session of the General Assembly. Some statute sections may be more current, see credits for details.
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