Promoting jobs, protecting people
Database of national labour, social security and related human rights legislation

Antigua and Barbuda (94,382) > Employment accident and occupational disease benefit (1,529)

Original name: Workmen's Compensation Ordinance
Name: Workmen's Compensation Act (R.S.A. c. W30) (No. 24 of 1956)
Country: Antigua and Barbuda
Subject(s): Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
Type of legislation: Regulation, Decree, Ordinance
Adopted on: 1957-01-01
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1957-01-01, pp. 3423-3462
ISN: ATG-1957-R-52125
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1957-01-01, pp. 3423-3462
Printed separately, 2019, International Labour Organization PDF of Revised Act as at 15/12/2000 PDF of Revised Act as at 15/12/2000
Act on-line Act on-line Government of Antigua and Barbuda PDF PDF (consulted on 2010-10-14)
Abstract/Citation: Establishes the conditions under which employers are liable or not liable for compensation. Specifies the amount of compensation, additional payments required on the part of the employer, the method of calculating wages, distribution of compensation in the event of death, procedures for medical examination, and compensation for occupational disease. Makes provision regarding insurance. Makes it unlawful to employ an uninsured worker. Specifies the conditions under which liability for payment by the insurer arises. States that all employers shall be registered and sets out the relevant procedures. Includes regulations on alternative remedies and on cases of insolvency or bankruptcy of an employer. Applies the Ordinance to government employees, local authority employees and to persons employed on ships. Makes explicit application procedures and requirements.
Amending text(s):
Implementing text(s):

© Copyright and permissions 1996-2014 International Labour Organization (ILO) | Privacy policy | Disclaimer