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.
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He said that Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 did not cover the disease of pulmonary Koch.
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.
The Industrial Injuries Act superseded the Workmen's Compensation Act (1897) by making the state rather than the employers responsible for provision.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.
The shooting and resulting court case set a precedent still cited in some cases involving the state's Workmen's Compensation Act.
The English Workmen's Compensation Act of 1897 is regarded as a similar "Tory" response to undercut the Liberals' appeal to workers by reforming the employers' liability legislation from 1880.
The workmen's compensation act provides no-fault benefits in the event of death or injury to a workman due to an accident at work.
However, according to the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923, and Fatal Accidents Act, 1855, the employer is legally bound to pay compensation to employees for bodily injury, disability or death caused due to accidents that happen during the course of their employment and provide compensation for occupational hazards of a job.
The Workmen's Compensation Act has been amended to make it gender neutral and it is now called "the Employees' Compensation Act, 1923.
As I shall outline, the 1915 Workmen's Compensation Act (WCA) statutorily enshrined the assumptions of the day that women's paid work was of less value than that of men's while simultaneously augmenting laws pertaining to regulating workplace health and safety that either excluded and/or systematically disadvantaged women.
He should be compensated under the Workmen's Compensation Act together with some compensation from his employer.