Decisions of the Pennsylvania Workmen's Compensation Board, Volume 2

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Page 99 - The amount of compensation under this Act shall be — (a) where death results from the injury — (i) if the workman leaves any dependants wholly dependent upon his earnings, a sum equal to his earnings in the employment of the same employer during the three years next preceding the injury...
Page 555 - In all cases where a remedy is provided, or duty enjoined, or anything directed to be done by any act or acts of assembly of this commonwealth, the directions of the said a.cts shall be strictly pursued...
Page 551 - The remedy which the Compensation Statute attempts to give is of a character wholly unknown to the common law, incapable of enforcement by the ordinary processes of any court and is not saved to suitors from the grant of exclusive jurisdiction.
Page 297 - If New York can subject foreign ships coming into her ports to such obligations as those imposed by her compensation statute, other states may do likewise. The necessary consequence would be destruction of the very uniformity in respect to maritime matters which the Constitution was designed to establish ; and freedom of navigation between the states and with foreign countries would be seriously hampered and impeded.
Page 100 - Provided that where by reason of the shortness of the time during which the workman has been in the employment of his employer, or the casual nature...
Page 240 - means such of the members of the workman's family as were wholly or in part dependent upon the earnings of the workman at the time of his death...
Page 98 - Wages" means the money rate at which the service rendered is recompensed under the contract of hiring in force at the time of the accident, including the reasonable value of board, rent, housing, lodging or similar advantage received from the employer.
Page 119 - A servant is one who is employed to render personal service to his employer, otherwise than in the pursuit of an independent calling, and who in such service remains entirely under the control and direction of the latter, who is called his master.
Page 519 - Loss of both hands, or both arms, or both feet, or both legs, or both eyes, or of any two thereof shall, in the absence of conclusive proof to the contrary, constitute permanent total disability. In all other cases permanent total disability shall be determined in accordance with the facts.
Page 220 - So it is said that an independent contractor is one who, exercising an independent employment, contracts to do a piece of work according to his own methods, and without being subject to the control of his employer, except as to the result of the work.

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