2018 Maryland Code
Labor and Employment
Title 9 - Workers' Compensation
Subtitle 6 - Benefits
Part XIII - Funeral Benefits
§ 9-689. Funeral benefits
(a) In general. -- The employer or its insurer shall pay reasonable funeral expenses of a deceased covered employee, not exceeding $ 7,000, if the covered employee died as a result of:
(1) an accidental personal injury, within 7 years of the accidental personal injury; or
(2) an occupational disease.
(b) Funeral expenses of more than $7,000. -- Unless approved by the Commission, a bill for funeral expenses of more than $ 7,000 is void and uncollectable out of:
(1) workers' compensation benefits payable with respect to the deceased covered employee; or
(2) personal assets of any person to whom workers' compensation benefits are payable with respect to the deceased covered employee.
(c) No dependents. -- If there are no dependents, the employer or its insurer shall pay the expenses of the last sickness and funeral expenses of the covered employee.