THE EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY/WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION DEBATE OF THE 1890s REVISITED

@article{Lester2001THEEL,
  title={THE EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY/WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION DEBATE OF THE 1890s REVISITED},
  author={V. Markham Lester},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  year={2001},
  volume={44},
  pages={471 - 495}
}
  • V. Lester
  • Published 1 June 2001
  • Law
  • The Historical Journal
Historians have praised Joseph Chamberlain's workmen's compensation act of 1897, the foundation of Britain's modern insurance-based compensation scheme for on-the-job injuries, as a forward-looking social programme of great benefit to workers. By contrast, the Liberals' support of the option of potential unlimited employer liability for worker injuries has been viewed as unimaginative and a failure of political leadership at a crucial juncture in the history of the Liberal party's relationship… 
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#& Workmen's compensation act, ,  Edw.  c. , s. ()

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