Maryland Code, Labor and Employment § 9-657

(a) When entering into a contract of employment, an individual who has suffered the loss or loss of use of a hand, arm, foot, leg, or eye may waive any right to compensation to which the covered employee would be entitled because of the existing permanent partial disability in the event of a subsequent accidental personal injury or occupational disease.

(b) For a waiver under subsection (a) of this section to be effective, the waiver shall:

(1) be made in writing, as part of the contract of employment or as a separate instrument;

(2) plainly describe the existing permanent partial disability;  and

(3) be executed by the employee:

(i) with knowledge of its contents;  and

(ii) before the occurrence of an accidental personal injury or occupational disease on which a claim is based.

(c) If a covered employee who has executed a waiver in accordance with this section suffers an additional accidental personal injury or occupational disease, the covered employee is entitled to compensation for a disability resulting solely from the additional injury or occupational disease.


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