2017 Maryland Code
Labor and Employment
Title 9 - Workers' Compensation
Subtitle 10 - Uninsured Employers
§ 9-1008. Assessment -- Compensation abated or not awarded; death without dependent

  • (a) Scope of section. -- This section does not apply to an award against the Subsequent Injury Fund.
  • (b) Compensation abated or not awarded. -- The Commission shall impose an assessment of 10%, not exceeding $ 4,500, against compensation awarded or likely to be awarded against an insured or self-insured employer and not paid if the Commission determines that the compensation is not awarded or is abated because of:
    • (1) death; or
    • (2) lack of a covered employee or a dependent of a covered employee eligible for the compensation.
  • (c) Death without dependent. -- On expiration of the time period within which a claim may be filed under this title, the Commission shall assess the insurer or self-insured employer $ 4,500 if a covered employee dies:
    • (1) due to an accidental personal injury or occupational disease; and
    • (2) without any surviving dependent.
  • (d) Payment to Fund. -- The Commission shall direct payment of an assessment under subsection (b) or (c) of this section into the Fund.
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