Hughes, Hector. 'Workmen's compensation: some suggested reforms'. - Dublin: Journal of the Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland,Vol. XIV No. 4, 1925-1927, pp299-309
Journal of The Statistical and Social Inquiry Society of Ireland Vol. XIV No. 4 1925-1927
Impending legislation relating to Workmen's Compensation
makes this a suitable time for one to suggest some necessary
reforms in the existing law. A Departmental Committee
appointed by the Government is, I understand, about to publish
its Report, and it is possible that some of its recommendations
may include those which I am about to suggest. The
whole field of Workmen's Compensation law is so wide that
it would be impossible for me in the short time at my disposal
to cover it. I shall, therefore, content myself with dealing with
two matters which require attention with a view to making
more complete the administration of this branch of the law.
They relate to measures having for their object—
(1) Guarantees that a workman shall in all cases receive
compensation which may be awarded to him. This is
supplemental to the existing law; and
(2) The bringing up to date of the law having regard to
the change in the status of our country from being
part of the late United Kingdom to being one of the
nations associated in the British Commonwealth of
Read before the Society on Thursday, 16th December, 1926
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