CHAPTER 465

RELATING TO WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 23, TITLE 19, DELAWARE CODE, RELATING TO WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION.

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

Section 1. § 2326 (a), Title 19, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out and repealing the language "The loss of three fingers, or two fingers and a thumb of the same hand shall be considered as the loss of one-half of the hand, and compensation shall be paid for such loss for a period of 110 weeks" and by substituting and enacting in lieu thereof the following language : "The loss of three fingers or two fingers and a thumb of the same hand shall be considered as the loss of one-half of the hand, and compensation shall be paid for such loss for a period of 110 weeks, or compensation shall be paid for the loss of three fingers or two fingers and a thumb of the same hand for the number of weeks stated in the above schedule for such a loss, whichever is greater."

Section 2. § 2324, Title 19, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out and repealing the figures and words "60 per cent" as they appear on the second line of said section 2324 and by substituting and enacting in lieu thereof the figures and words "66-2/3 per cent"

Section 3. § 2363, Title 19, Delaware Code, is amended by striking out and repealing all of subsection (c) of said section and by substituting and enacting in lieu thereof a new subsection (c) to read as follows :

(c) Such settlement and release by the employee shall not be a bar to action by the employer or its compensation insurance carrier to proceed against said third party for any interest or claim it might have, and such settlement and release by the employer or its compensation insurance carrier shall not be a bar to action by the employee to proceed against said third party for any interest or claim he may have.

Approved July 18, 1955.