Sec. 31-318. Action for minor or mentally incompetent person. When any employee affected by the provisions of this chapter or any person entitled to compensation thereunder is a minor or mentally incompetent, his parent or duly appointed guardian may, on his behalf, perform any act or duty required or exercise any right conferred by the provisions of this chapter with the same effect as if such person were legally capable to act on his own behalf and had so acted. The commissioner may, for just cause shown, authorize or direct the payment of compensation directly to a minor or to some person nominated by the minor and approved by the commissioner, which person shall act on behalf of such minor.
(1949 Rev., S. 7456; 1958 Rev., S. 31-184; 1961, P.A. 491, S. 44; P.A. 10-32, S. 105.)
History: 1961 act entirely replaced previous provisions; P.A. 10-32 made technical changes, effective May 10, 2010.
Minor illegally employed is under act. 131 C. 157.