2017 Maryland Code
Labor and Employment
Title 9 - Workers' Compensation
Subtitle 1 - Definitions; General Provisions
§ 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.
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