Report No. 62
1A.7. Origin of compensation system in Europe-Problem of industrial disability.-
Disability or death caused by industrial employment is not a problem special to our country. On the contrary, these "grim companions" of mass production, and the problems which they raise, have been dealt with legislatively throughout. Europe and America since the latter part of the nineteenth century. Germany, Austria and Norway had provided Workmen's Compensation legislation for their industries between 1884 and 1894. By 1903, most European countries had such a system in effect.