Workmen's Compensation Act

Purpose & Object The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 has been enacted to provide payment of compensation to workmen or their dependants in case of injury / accident arising out of and in the course of employment and resulting in disablement or death.

Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 has been remaned as 'Employees' Compensation Act, 1923' vide Workmen’s Compensation (Amendment) Act, 2009
Applicability
  • The Workmen’s Compensation Act, 1923 extends to whole of India.
  • It applies to workmen employed in factories, mines, plantations, mechanically propelled vehicles, construction works and certain other hazardous occupations in any such capacity as is specified in Schedule II of the Act;
  • It applies to persons recruited for working abroad and who is employed outside India in any such capacity as is specified in Schedule II of the Act.
  • It also applies to a person recruited as driver, helper, mechanic, cleaner or in any other capacity in connection with a motor vehicle and to a captain or other member of crew of an aircraft.
Eligibility The workmen or their dependants shall be entitled for compensation under the Act in case of injury / accident arising out of and in the course of employment and resulting in:
  • Death or
  • Permanent Total Disablement or
  • Permanent Partial Disablement or
  • Temporary Disablement (whether total or partial)

Determination of Compensation
Subject to provisions of this Act, the amount of compensation depends upon nature of the injury, average monthly wages and age of the workmen and the same is determined on the following basis:

Cases Amount of Compensation
Death resulting from injury Amount equal to 50% of the monthly wages of the deceased workman multiplied by the relevant factor or an amount of 80,000/-whichever is more;
Permanent Total Disablement resulting from injury Amount equal to 60% of the monthly wages of the injured workman multiplied by the relevant factor or an amount of 90,000/-whichever is more.
Permanent Partial Disablement resulting from injury
  • in case of injury specified in Part II of Schedule I, such percentage of the compensation which would have been payable in the case of permanent total disablement as is specified therein as being the percentage of the loss of earning capacity caused by that injury, and
  • in case of injury not specified in Schedule I, such percentage of the compensation payable in the case of permanent total disablement as is proportionate to the loss of earning capacity (as assessed by the qualified medical practitioner) permanently caused by the injury.
Temporary Disablement, whether total or partial, resulting from injury Half-monthly payment of the sum equivalent to 25% of monthly wages of the workman, to be paid in accordance with the provisions of section 4(2).

Services We Offer

We are Labour Law Consultants and at PCS, we provide following services in compliance to the provisions of Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923:

  • Providing day to day consultancy on matters pertaining to Workmen Compensation;
  • Assistance in determination of nature of injury as per provisions of the Act like Temporary Partial Disablement, Permanent Partial Disablement, Total Disablement;
  • Preparation & Submission of notices of accidents / serious bodily injuries with the commissioner;
  • Assistance in medical examination of workmen;
  • Assistance in determination / calculation of amount of compensation payable to workman;
  • Complying special provisions of the Act as applicable on master & seamen, captains & other members of crew of aircrafts, workmen of companies working abroad;
  • Preparation & Submission of return of compensation
  • Preparation & Maintenance of notice – book;
  • Ensuring / Assistance in complying various provisions of the Act related to disclosures, notices, displays, deductions, forfeiture etc.;
  • Replying / Satisfying Show Cause Notices issued by Inspector / Commissioner;
  • Representing establishments before Inspector / Commissioner;
  • Assistance at the time of inspection and search of any premises by Inspector;
  • Representing establishments at the Inquiries conducted by the inspector.

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