2010 Maryland Code
LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT
TITLE 9 - WORKERS' COMPENSATION
Subtitle 1 - Definitions; General Provisions
Section 9-101 - Definitions.

§ 9-101. Definitions.
 

(a)  In general.- In this title the following words have the meanings indicated. 

(b)  Accidental personal injury.- "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.- "Child" includes: 

(1) an adopted child; 

(2) an illegitimate child; 

(3) a posthumous child; and 

(4) a stepchild. 

(d)  Commission.- "Commission" means the State Workers' Compensation Commission. 

(e)  Compensation.-  

(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. 

(f)  Covered employee.- "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. 

(g)  Occupational disease.- "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. 
 

[An. Code 1957, art. 101, §§ 1, 67; 1991, ch. 8, § 2; ch. 21, § 5; 2009, chs. 616, 617.] 
 

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