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Name: Workers Compensation Act (No. 59 of 1978).
Country: Papua New Guinea
Subject(s): Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1978-09-12
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1978, No. 59, pp. 1-56
ISN: PNG-1978-L-56660
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1978, No. 59, pp. 1-56
CD-Rom: Legislation and Case Law of PNG, Thomson Legal & Regulatory Ltd, Australia, pp. 401-458
Act on-line Act on-line Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute (PacLII), University of the South Pacific PDF of Act as amended to 2006 PDF of Act as amended to 2006 (consulted on 2006-01-17)
Abstract/Citation: Provides for the compensation to workers and their dependants in respect of injuries suffered by workers arising out of or in the course of their employment. Establishes an Office for Workers' Compensation and a Workers' Compensation Fund. Regulates claims, right to compensation, amount of compensation, payment of compensation, and some related matters. Repeals the Workers' Compensation Act 1958 as amended.
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