Annual Report Of The Massachusetts Bar Association (volume 2) by Massachusetts Bar AssociationAnnual Report Of The Massachusetts Bar Association (volume 2) by Massachusetts Bar Association

Annual Report Of The Massachusetts Bar Association (volume 2)

byMassachusetts Bar Association

Paperback | January 18, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912. Excerpt: ... AFTERNOON SESSION. The Association met at 2 P.m. in Room 240, State House, the President in the chair. The President: Gentlemen, I have the pleasure of introducing to you P. Tecumseh Sherman, Esq., a member of the New York Bar and also one of the Legal Committee of the National Civic Federation. He will speak upon the subject which will be before you for consideration at the conclusion ot his address, namely, "Workmen's Compensation for Injuries." (Applause.) WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION ACTS. BY P. Tecumseh Sherman, Esq. There exists a branch of law which is popularly termed the "law of compensation" and which in its rules is as definite and formulate as our law of negligence. The gist of that law is that it gives to workmen who are accidentally injured in the course of their employment--or, if they are killed, to their dependents--a right to recover one-half or approximately one-half of their consequential wage losses--actual or estimated--regardless of fault in the causation of the accident. That law prevails in all the countries of Europe except Switzerland, and generally in the colonies of Great Britain--in some countries being restricted in application to more hazardous employments and in others having wider scope. The European compensation laws are all exclusive--the majority are absolutely exclusive, which means that the imposed liability is exclusive of any other liability to injured employees. In the other countries the laws are almost but not quite exclusive; that is, they retain or impose an alternative liability for full damages in tort or for increased compensation in those exceptional cases where it is proved that the injuries have been caused by the serious misconduct of the employer; and, on the other hand, they relieve the employer from all li...
Title:Annual Report Of The Massachusetts Bar Association (volume 2)Format:PaperbackDimensions:64 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.13 inPublished:January 18, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217172636

ISBN - 13:9780217172639