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.