Laws Made For Workers Compensation


Different laws have been established by the Government of countries relating to employment for the sake of employees. With the entering of the private sector in the corporate, the employers’ overexploitation has also been started by the employers at a very fast rate.

There was felt an urgent need for certain laws and procedures to reduce the exploitation of laborers. The Government has taken several steps to control the situations and gave private owners little authority to run their establishments with certain restrictions and policies.

Laws for worker’s compensation

One such law is of the workmen compensation act, which has been specially made for the workers to provide them compensation in case of an injury they faced during their employment due to default or negligence aced by then because of the employer.

The employee has the right to receive the genuine amount prescribed by the Government in the workmen’s compensation act. Different countries have different laws for different jurisdictions. The amount limit will differ in different countries.

Payment procedure by workers compensation firm may be in terms of weekly payments in the form of wages and includes the following-

  • The employer should provide monetary compensation for economic loss that occurred to the employee in terms of past and future.
  • Reimbursement for the person’s medical expenses if the injury is caused to him due to the employer’s carelessness.
  • The employer is also liable to pay for expenses of the health insurance to the persons.
  • In the case of an employee’s death, the employer is liable to pay certain benefits that have been started by the Government to the employees.

These laws were first enacted in countries like Europe and Oceania. The United States later followed it soon after that. These laws then have benefitted many of the workers who have been injured by employers’ carelessness and not got justice after that.

Even though the pain and sufferings of a person and his family cannot be reduced with the monetary payment but still the family belonging to the middle class will receive much better help with the reimbursement of medical and other kinds of expenses and too can be prevented from the risk of sudden heavy expenses which may arise out of their budget.