EMPLOYERS’ LIABILITY ACT
44-1404. Injury or death of minor — Who may maintain action. In the case of injury to an employee who is a minor, then the father, or in case of his death or the desertion of his family, the mother may maintain an action for injuries received for which the master is liable under the provisions of this chapter unless the said minor be married, in which case the said minor may maintain an action in his own name for the said injuries, and a guardian may under like circumstances maintain an action for the injury of his ward, and in the event the said minor be not married and have no father or mother dependent upon him, the said action may be maintained by a guardian to be appointed by the court for the benefit of the said minor. In case the said injuries result in the death of the said minor and the said minor be married, then the action may be maintained by the widow and guardian of the said minor’s children, if any there be, and if the said minor be unmarried, then the father or in case of his death or desertion of his family, the mother may maintain an action for the death of said minor child resulting under such circumstances; and if neither father nor mother survive the said minor, the action may be brought by the next of kin who at the time of his death were dependent upon his wages for support, or by the personal representatives of the minor for the benefit of such next of kin who at the time of death of the said minor were dependent upon his wages for support.
[(44-1404) 1909, p. 34, sec. 2; I.C.A., sec. 43-2004.]