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Workplace Injuries

Michael Lobban

in The Oxford History of the Laws of England: Volume XII: 1820–1914 Private Law

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
May 2010
ISBN:
9780199258826
eISBN:
9780191705168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199258826.003.0023
Subject:
Law, Legal History

This chapter on workplace injuries in the 19th century covers workmen and the common law, the Employers's Liability Act 1880, and Workmen's Compensation Act 1897.


The Greatest Handicap Suffered by Crippled Workers: The Perverse Impact of Workmen’s Compensation, 1900s–1930s

Sarah F. Rose

in No Right to Be Idle: The Invention of Disability, 1840s-1930s

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469624891
eISBN:
9781469624914
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469624891.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

As Chapter 5 shows, another public policy intended to prevent dependency—workmen’s compensation—greatly exacerbated disabled workers’ difficulties on the mainstream labor market. Originally intended ... More


Compulsory Liability Insurance

Rob Merkin and Jenny Steele

in Insurance and the Law of Obligations

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199645749
eISBN:
9780191747823
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199645749.003.0009
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

Explores the phenomenon of compulsory liability insurance in general, and specifically the nature of compulsory insurance in relation to road traffic liabilities, and employers’ liability to ... More


Death by Industrial Disease

Geoffrey Tweedale

in Magic Mineral to Killer Dust: Turner & Newall and the Asbestos Hazard

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780199243990
eISBN:
9780191697326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199243990.003.0005
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History

For most suspended Turner & Newall workers, death from an asbestos-related disease followed with depressing regularity. Their suffering, at least, had ended. However, the misery of their relatives ... More


The Formation and Evolution of Industry Supervision

Feng Bangyan and Nyaw Mee Kau

in Enriching Lives: A History of Insurance in Hong Kong, 1841-2010

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789888028702
eISBN:
9789882206946
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Hong Kong University Press
DOI:
10.5790/hongkong/9789888028702.003.0006
Subject:
History, Asian History

The earliest government regulations on the insurance industry were embodied in laws governing other economic activities, such as the Companies Ordinance and the Workmen's Compensation Ordinance. In ... More


Webber: A Keynesian

Chris Goertzen

in Caribbean Visionary: A. R. F. Webber and the Making of the Guyanese Nation

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781604731064
eISBN:
9781604733327
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781604731064.003.0013
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter describes Webber’s activities following his reelection. These include his introduction of a workmen’s compensation act; his call for prison reform; his concern about the Newspaper ... More


The Reformer in Time of War

James K. Libbey

in Alben Barkley: A Life in Politics

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813167138
eISBN:
9780813167831
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813167138.003.0006
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

With the start of the Great War, President Wilson called on Americans to be neutral in thought and deed. Barkley followed Wilson’s plea, but agricultural issues over cotton and tobacco that affected ... More


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