CHAPTER 190

DELAWARE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW INCREASING PAYMENTS OF COMPENSATION

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 175, REVISED CODE OF DELAWARE, 1935, AS AMENDED, ENTITLED "DELAWARE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION LAW," BY INCREASING THE PAYMENTS OF COMPENSATION THEREUNDER.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Section 1. That 6080. Sec. 10. Subsection (a) of Chapter 175, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be further amended by striking out and repealing all of Subsection (a) thereof and by substituting in lieu of the part so stricken out a new Subsection (a) as follows:

(a) During the continuance of total disability, sixty per centum (60%) of the wages of the injured employee as defined by this Chapter; but the compensation shall not be more than Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per week nor less than Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) per week; provided that if at the time of injury the employee receives wages of less than Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) per week, then he shall receive the full amount of such wages per week as compensation. Nothing in this Subsection (a) shall require the payment of compensation after disability shall cease.

Section 2. That 6080. Sec. 10. Subsection (b) of Chapter 175, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be further amended by striking out and repealing all of Subsection (b) thereof and by substituting in lieu of the part so stricken out a new Subsection (b) as follows:

For disability for work partial in character (except the particular cases mentioned in the next succeeding Subsection (c) of this section) sixty per centum (60%) of the difference between the wages received by the injured employee before the injury and the earning power of the employee thereafter, but such compensation shall not be more than Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per week. This compensation shall be paid during the period of such partial disability for work, not however, beyond three hundred (300) weeks.

Section 3. That 6080. Sec. 10. Subsection (c) of Chapter 175, Revised Code of Delaware, 1935, as amended, be further amended by striking out and repealing all of the last paragraph of Subsection (c) thereof and by substituting in lieu of the part so stricken out the following new last paragraph, as follows:

This compensation shall not be more than Thirty Dollars ($30.00) per week, nor less than Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) per week; provided, that if at the time of injury the employee receives wages of less than Fifteen Dollars ($15.00) per week, then he shall receive the full amount of such wages per week as compensation. Compensation for the foregoing, permanent-partial injuries shall be paid in addition to the compensation provided for in Subsection (a) and Subsection (b) of this section.

Approved June 4, 1951.