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§ 9-738. Venue

West's Annotated Code of MarylandLabor and EmploymentEffective: October 1, 2011

West's Annotated Code of Maryland
Labor and Employment
Title 9. Workers' Compensation (Refs & Annos)
Subtitle 7. Claims Procedure, Hearings, and Appeals (Refs & Annos)
Effective: October 1, 2011
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-738
§ 9-738. Venue
Effect of other law
(a) This section is not subject to the provisions set forth in § 6-201 of the Courts Article.
Filing with circuit court
(b) To take an appeal, a person shall file an order of appeal with the circuit court for the county where:
(1) the covered employee resides;
(2) the employer has its principal place of business; or
(3) the accidental personal injury, compensable hernia, or last injurious exposure to the hazards of the occupational disease occurred.
Transfer for lack of jurisdiction
(c) If an appeal is taken to a circuit court that does not have jurisdiction, the court shall transfer the appeal to the proper circuit court on the motion of a party.
Transfer for inability to obtain fair trial
(d) If a party to an appeal suggests in writing and under oath that the party cannot obtain a fair trial in the circuit court in which the appeal is pending, the circuit court shall transfer the appeal to another circuit court.


Added by Acts 1991, c. 8, § 2; Acts 1991, c. 21, § 5. Amended by Acts 2011, c. 256, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011; Acts 2011, c. 257, § 1, eff. Oct. 1, 2011.
Formerly Art. 101, § 56.
MD Code, Labor and Employment, § 9-738, MD LABOR & EMPLY § 9-738
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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