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Workmen's Compensation Act, 1923


All over India

2.Coverage of Workmen

All workers irrespective of their status or salaries either directly or through contractor or a person recruited to work abroad.
Sec.1 (3)

3.Employer's liability to pay compensation to a workman

On death or personal injury resulting into total or partial disablement or occupational disease caused to a workman arising out of and during the course of employment.

4.Amount of compensation

Where death of a workman results from the injury
an amount equal to fifty per cent of the monthly wages of the deceased workman multiplied by the relevant factor or an amount of eighty thousand rupees, whichever is more
Where permanent total disablement results from the injury.
an amount equal to sixty per cent of the monthly wages of the injured workman multiplied by the relevant factor or an amount of ninety thousand rupees, whichever is more.

Procedure for calculationHigher the age - Lower the compensation

Relevant factor specified in second column of Schedule IV giving slabs depending upon the age of the concerned workman.
Example : In case of death
Wages Rs.3000 PM -Age 23 years
Factor as schedule IV Rs.219.95
Amount of compensation Rs.329935
In case of total disablement Rs.395910
Sec. 4


When the monthly wages are more than Rs.4000 per month it will be deemed Rs.4000.
Sec.4 Exh.b

6.Notice of accident

As soon as practicable Sec.10

When an employee is not liable for compensation

In respect of any injury which does result in the total or partial disablement of the workman for a period exceeding three days.

In respect of any injury, not resulting in death or permanent total disablement caused by an accident which is directly attributable to-

The workman having been at the time thereof under the influence of drink or drugs, or

Wilful disobedience of the workman to an order expressly given, or to a rule expressly framed, for the purpose of securing the safety of workmen, or

Wilful removal or disregard by the workman of any safety guard or other device which he knew to have been provided for the purpose of securing the safely of workman. Sec. 3(a) & (b)

Report of accident Rule 11 Form EE

Report of fatal accident and serious injury within /I days to the Commissioner (not applicable when ESI Act applies).

7.Bar upon contracting out

Any workman relinquishing his right for personal injury not permissible.


In case of default by employer

50% of the compensation amount + Interest to be paid to the workman or his dependents as the case may be.

Within one month with the Compensation Commissioner.

Deposit of Compensation


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