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Business Law | Topic | The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 | Topic no. | 9 | Submitted To | Prof. Bagadia |

Group Members Ekta Bhayani | 6 | Ravi Gowda | 17 | Pramod Phanse | 38 | Deepak Sharma | 49 | Kirti Thosar | 56 |

THE WORKMEN’S COMPENSATION ACT, 1923

INTRODUCTION The passing of Workmen’s Compensation Act in 1923 was the first step towards social security of workmen. The theory of this act is that “the cost of product should bear the blood of the workman”. This Act provides compensation to certain classes of workmen by their employers for injury, which may be suffered, by the workmen as result of an accident during the course of employment.

Object To provide Compensation to Workmen for accidental injury and occupational diseases arising during and in the course of employment.

Applicability of Act This Act is applicable to all employments in which the ESI Act is not applicable.

BASIC CONCEPTS “Dependent” means any of the following relatives of a deceased workman, namely: (i) A widow, a minor legitimate or adopted son, and unmarried legitimate or adopted daughter, or a Widowed mother; and (ii) If wholly dependent on the earnings of the workman at the time of his death, a son or a daughter who has attained the age of 18 years and who is infirm; (iii) If wholly or in part dependent on the earnings of the workman at the time of his death, (a) A widower, (b) A parent other than a widowed mother, (c) A minor illegitimate son, an unmarried illegitimate daughter or a daughter legitimate or Illegitimate or adopted if married and a minor or if widowed and a minor, (d) A minor brother or an unmarried sister or a widowed sister if a minor, (e) A widowed daughter-in-law, (f) A minor child of a pre-deceased son, (g)…...

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