Workmens Compensation Act 1906

Workmen’s Compensation Act 1906

The Workmen’s Compensation Act of 1906 introduced new legislation covering injuries to workers whilst at work. For most workers the act of parliament ensured that if they suffered a personal injury whilst at work, they would be entitled to compensation. There were some exceptions to the legislation, including non manual workers on higher salaries and family workers.

This act of Parliament built on previous legislation (1897 Workers Compensation Act). It was replaced in 1946 by the National Insurance Act which placed the burden on the state run scheme rather than employers.

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Coal Mines Regulation Act 1908Children's and Young Persons Act (Children's Charter) 1908Old Age Pensions Act 1908
Labour Exchange Act 1909Trade Board Act 1909Housing and Town Planning Act 1909
National Insurance Act 1911Shops Act 1911Coal Mines (Minimum Wage) Act 1912