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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.

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