Report of Employer's Liability Commission, Volumes 1-2
General Books LLC, 2009 - 360 pages
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1912 edition. Excerpt: ...at fault because he happened to climb the pole? Mr. Baker: We will say he went up on his own accord and went to throw a line out and slipped and fell and he had not been instructed to go there but he did go there; if he had been told to go there, wherever a case where the company was liable for paying him in an unusually hazardous position, the: -e would be no question about us having to pay that. Judge Stevens: You have brought us very nicely up to the question; shall the industry assume the burden for the accidents which occur in line of duty, where no one is.at fault? Mr. Baker: I say not in all cases. Mr. Moore: Is it your idea, Judge, that the telephone business of the State-should assume the liability of that man? Judge Stevens: No, I am expressing no opinion as to what ought to be done but this question is the very question we have got to determine if we report a bill. We have got to cover that very question and it is for the purpose of ascertaining the opinions of employers and employes as to whether we should report a bill that does provide for the payment of such injuries. I am not expressing my personal views on that. Mr. Baker: In a case where it is proven that the company is liable they should pay the entire amount. Where it was purely an accident, where neither the employe nor employer were responsible, I say that man should be compensated from some one. Judge Stevens: Why? Mr. Baker: Bscause of his faithfulness and the good of humanity. Judge Stevens: Don't most of that faithfulness result in benefits from year to year to your company to the industry he was working for? Mr. Baker: I will put it as compensation for his faithfulness. Judge Stevens: Who Is in debt for that faithful ssrvice, the company? Mr. Baker: I claim the company...
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The Employers' Liability Act, 1880, and the Workmen's Compensation Acts 1897
Alfred Henry Ruegg
No preview available - 2009