CHAPTER 429

RELATING TO WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION

AN ACT AMENDING CHAPTER 23, TITLE 19, DELAWARE CODE OF 1953, ENTITLED "WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION", BY DEFINING THE MINIMUM DURATION OF INCAPACITY; COMPENSATION TO ILLEGALLY EMPLOYED MINORS; DEFINING "SERVICES" AND "SUPPLIES"; BURIAL EXPENSES.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Delaware:

Section 1. § 2321, Title 19, Delaware Code of 1953, is amended to read as follows:

§ 2321. Minimum duration of incapacity

No compensation shall be paid for any injury which does not incapacitate the employee for a period of three (3) days from earning full wages and compensation shall begin on the fourth day of incapacity after the injury, unless the incapacity extends to seven (7) days including the day of injury, or unless the incapacity is caused by the amputation of a member of the body or a part thereof, or unless the incapacity results in the hospitalization of the employee, then in the case of incapacity for a seven (7) day period, amputation or hospitalization the employee shall not be excluded from receiving compensation for the first three (3) days of incapacity.

Section 2. Subchapter I, Chapter 23, Title 19, Delaware Code of 1953 is amended by adding at the end thereof a new section to read as follows:

§ 2315. Compensation to illegally employed minors

The right to receive compensation under this chapter shall not be affected by the fact that a minor is employed or is permitted to be employed in violation of the laws of the State relating to employment of minors, or that he obtained his employment by misrepresenting his age.

Section 3. § 2301, Title 19, Delaware Code of 1953, is amended by adding at the end thereof a new paragraph reading as follows:

"Services" and "supplies" means all treatments and apparatus, including glasses and artificial members.

Section 4. § 2331, Title 19, Delaware Code of 1953, is amended by striking out the figures "$225" appearing in the third line thereof and substituting in lieu thereof the words and figures "Three Hundred Dollars ($300.00)".

Approved July 28, 1953.