Workmen's compensation act

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Workmen's compensation act (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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Usage

In literature:

The Workmen's Compensation Act, 1897, afforded another opportunity for this sort of work.
"The History of the Fabian Society" by Edward R. Pease
Later decisions involving the recognition of a foreign workmen's compensation act include the following.
"The Constitution of the United States of America: Analysis and Interpretation"
In 1897, however, the "Workmen's Compensation Act" was passed, changing the basis of the law entirely.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
Capitalize titles of specific treaties, laws, bills, etc., as Treaty of Ghent, Eleventh Amendment, Workmen's Compensation Act, Good Roads Bill.
"The Style Book of The Detroit News" by The Detroit News
By the Workmen's Compensation Act 1900, the benefits of the act of 1897 were extended to agricultural labourers.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 9, Slice 3" by Various
The extension of the Workmen's Compensation Act to seamen, and to all other classes of wage earners?
"Socialism and Democracy in Europe" by Samuel P. Orth
The law on this subject was improved by the Workmen's Compensation Act (1897) and its amending Act (1900).
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia" by Various
It is certainly not putting it too strongly to say that the judicial body, speaking generally, did not love the Workmen's Compensation Act.
"The Law and the Poor" by Edward Abbott Parry
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