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Report No. 134

Chapter II

Provisions Requiring Scrutiny

The existing provisions of the Workmen's Compensation Act, examination of which reveals the need for revision in order to remove deficiencies, deserve to be extracted) for the sake of ready reference:-

'Definition of "dependant"

2.(1)(d) "defendant" means any of the following relatives of a deceased workman, namely

(i) a widow, a minor legitimate son, and unmarried legitimate daughter, or a widowed mother; and

(ii) if wholly dependant on the earnings of the workman at the time of his death, a son or a daughter who has attained the age of 18 years and who is infirm;

(iii) if wholly or in part dependent on the earnings of the workman at the time of his death-

(a) a widower,

(b) a parent other than a widowed mother,

(c) a minor illegitimate son, an unmarried illegitimate daughter or a daughter legitimate or illegitimate if married and a minor or if widowed and a minor,

(d) a minor brother or an unmarried sister or a widowed sister, if a minor,

(e) a widowed daughter-in-law,

(f) a minor child of a pre-deceased son,

(g) a minor child of a pre-deceased daughter where no parent of the child is alive, or

(h) a paternal grand-parent if no parent of the workman is alive?"

Removing Deficiencies in certain provisions of the Workmens Compensation Act, 1923 Back

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