Labor and Labor Relations

Workers' Compensation – General Provisions

SECTION 28-29-18

§ 28-29-18. Minors deemed sui juris – Claim of common law rights.

A minor working at an age legally permitted under the laws of this state shall be deemed sui juris for the purpose of chapters 29 – 38 of this title and no other person shall have any cause of action or right to compensation for an injury to that minor employee except as expressly provided in those chapters; but if that minor has a parent living or a guardian, that parent or guardian, as the case may be, may give the notice and file a copy of it as provided by § 28-29-17, and that notice shall bind the minor in the same manner that adult employees are bound under the provisions of chapters 29 – 38 of this title. In case no notice is given, the minor shall be held to have waived his or her right of action at common law to recover damages for personal injuries.

History of Section.
(P.L. 1912, ch. 831, art. 1, § 6; P.L. 1921, ch. 2095, § 2; G.L. 1923, ch. 92, art. 1, § 6; G.L. 1938, ch. 300, art. 1, § 5; P.L. 1954, ch. 3297, § 1; G.L. 1956, § 28-29-18.)