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Workmen’s Compensation Act – Some Reflections


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1 Public Health Specialist, Community Medicine, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Forensic Medicine, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
     

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The Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 provides for payment of compensation to workmen and their dependants in case of injury and accident (including certain occupational disease) arising out of and in the course of employment and resulting in disablement or death. The act which is in place from 1923 is the oldest of its kind. We are putting some of the salient features of act which are of interest to medical personnel for effective implementation.

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Workmen’s Compensation, Social Security and India.
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Authors

Binod Kumar Patro
Public Health Specialist, Community Medicine, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Chittaranjan Behera
Forensic Medicine, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Ramesh K. Sharma
Forensic Medicine, All-India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India

Abstract


The Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923 provides for payment of compensation to workmen and their dependants in case of injury and accident (including certain occupational disease) arising out of and in the course of employment and resulting in disablement or death. The act which is in place from 1923 is the oldest of its kind. We are putting some of the salient features of act which are of interest to medical personnel for effective implementation.

Keywords


Workmen’s Compensation, Social Security and India.

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