Workmen's compensation act

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1.(Law) A statute fixing the compensation that a workman may recover from an employer in case of accident, esp. the British act of 6 Edw. VII. c. 58 (1906) giving to a workman, except in certain cases of "serious and willful misconduct," a right against his employer to a certain compensation on the mere occurrence of an accident where the common law gives the right only for negligence of the employer.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The Company's workmen's compensation act offers no-fault advantages in the event of death or injury to a 'Workman' (normally with an income of less than PKRS 3,000 per month) because of an accident at work.
However, it would have been useful to have a longer discussion of the 1906 Workmen's Compensation Act, which would have allowed Cooper to make a stronger argument for changes in the opinions of businessmen toward more willingness to countenance state intervention.
But compensation shall not be allowed for injuries caused by the voluntary intent of the employee to inflict the injury upon himself or another person by drunkenness on the part of the employee who had the accident or by notorious negligence of the employee (Sections 2 and 4, Workmen's Compensation Act).
Currently, foreign workers in the country are covered under the Workmen's Compensation Act 1952 and by individual insurance policies taken up by their employers.
Known as the Workmen's Compensation Act of 1994, both the employers and the employees of private companies, including foreign workers are required to enroll in PhraGansangkhom.
The recommendation said the Workmen's Compensation Act 1923 including its provincial variants have compensation schemes that include a death grant and a disability plan for workers who have been in accident on the job.
He said that Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 did not cover the disease of pulmonary Koch.
(4.) Nous representons la Commission par l'appellation la plus courte et par son acronyme (ciat) au lieu de reprendre la designation plus actuelle de << Commission de la sante, de la securite et de l'indemnisation des accidents au travail >> (cssiat) pour mieux traduire le titre de la loi donne par le legislateur le 26 avril 1918 (<< Workmen's Compensation Act >>).
The Payment of Wages Act, 1936, the Minimum Wages Act, 1948, the Factories Act, 1948, the Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952, the Employees State Insurance Act, 1948, the Payment of Bonus Act, 1965, the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923, the Equal Remuneration Act, 1976, the Payment of Gratuity Act, 1971, the Contract Labor (Regulation & Abolition) Act, 1970, the Maternity Benefit Act, 1961, the Inter State Migrant Workers Act, 1979, the Karnataka Shops and Establishments Act, 1961, etc., are broadly welfare legislations.
The Industrial Injuries Act superseded the Workmen's Compensation Act (1897) by making the state rather than the employers responsible for provision.
Several states adopted Workmen's Compensation Act in 1911 and other states followed later with their own legislation.
Mian Jaffer Hussain while assisting the tribunal informed that workers of Pakistan Railways fall under the definition of Factory Act 1934 and Workmen's Compensation Act 1923 and can not be declared civil servants under the Civil Servant Act 1973 while others who are of a civil service of the federation or who holds a civil post in connection with the affairs of the federation including any such post connected with defence will be called civil servant under section 2(1) and (b) civil servant act.