Section 25-5-55

Rights and powers of minors under article generally; effect of payment of awards to minors.

For the purposes of this article and Article 4 of this chapter, minors shall have the same power to contract, make settlements and receive compensation as adult employees, subject to the power of the court, in its discretion, to require the appointment of a guardian to make the settlement and to receive moneys thereunder or under an award. Payments of awards made to minors or their guardians shall exclude any further compensation either to the minors or to their parents for loss of services or otherwise.

(Acts 1919, No. 245, p. 206; Code 1923, §7549; Code 1940, T. 26, §277; Acts 1973, No. 1062, p. 1750, §13; Acts 1992, No. 92-537, p. 1082, §15.)