Article (November-2019)


Commentaries on Employees Compensation Act, 1923

V.K. Kharbanda & Vipul Kharbanda

Designation : -   Law Publishing

Organization : -  Labour Law Digest (2016)


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The Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 was originally enacted as the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 with the rationale that the increasing use of machinery and consequent danger tow workmen, along with their comparative poverty makes it necessary that such workmen should be protected from the hardships arising out of accidents as far as possible. Such legislations prescribing compensation for accidents have the added advantage of increasing the emphasis on safety measures by the employers themselves. In 2009 the Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 was amended and renamed as the Employee’s Compensation Act, 1923 and the scope of the Act was expanded and its benefits extended to a wider range of workers by changing and expanding the definition of “Workman” to “Employees”, among other things.

Ever since this major amendment to the Act a need was felt by practitioners, which has intensified over the last one year of exhaustive and comprehensive commentary on the Employee’s Compensation Act and it is to satisfy this need that this book has comeout, which contains a large number of judgments on the Employee’s Compensation Act, properly discussed and analysed under the relevant sections. To ensure that are readers are updated with the latest case laws are included cases reported till March, 2019 in this book.