About Statutes

This page accesses the Code of Maryland (Statutes) and the Maryland Municipal Charters and Resolutions as compiled and maintained by the Department of Legislative Services.

The Code is arranged by and organized into “Articles” (e.g. Transportation Article), which are further subdivided into “titles”, “subtitles”, “sections”, “subsections”, “paragraphs”, subparagraphs”, etc.

Note that the “official” compilation of the laws (Chapters) enacted at each session of the General Assembly is published by the State as the “Laws of Maryland”, commonly referred to as the “Session Laws”. The Session Laws for each session are compiled chronologically by chapter number and serve as the source law from which the statutes accessed here are derived.

While the “Laws of Maryland” (Session Laws) constitute the official laws of the State, this Code and the annotated versions noted below are accepted as “evidence” of the law in all State courts and by all public offices and officials (See § 10-201 of the Courts & Judicial Proceedings Article). However, in the event of a conflict between the Code and the Session Laws, the Session Laws prevail.

Note: Annotated versions of the Code, published by LexisNexis and West, are available in book and online formats. These Annotated Codes include references to case law, related citations, and explanatory notations.

The Municipal Charters are updated each year by incorporating all charter resolutions received by the Department through May 31 of that year. Individual Municipal Resolutions are published to the General Assembly website as they are received by the Department.

Statute Text

Article - Labor and Employment
(a)   In this title the following words have the meanings indicated.
(b)   “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” includes:
(1)   an adopted child;
(2)   an illegitimate child;
(3)   a posthumous child; and
(4)   a stepchild.
(d)   “Commission” means the State Workers’ Compensation Commission.
(e)    (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” 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” 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.