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Document ID (ISN)76564
CIS number 01-301
ISSN - Serial title 0870-9963 - Diário da República
Year 1997
Convention or series no.
Title Law No.100/97 - Approves the new legal framework for occupational accidents and diseases [Portugal]
Original title Lei n°100/97 de 13 de Setembro - Aprova o novo regime jurídico dos acidentes de trabalho e das doenças profissionais [in Portuguese]
Bibliographic information 13 Sep. 1997, No.212, Serie I-A, p.4910-4917.
Internet access 01-301.pdf [in Portuguese] [in Portuguese]
Abstract This Law introduces the new legal framework for the compensation of occupational accidents and diseases in Portugal. The Law covers all workers employed by others (whether paid or not), including foreign workers and citizens and residents of Portugal employed by Portuguese enterprises abroad. Self-employed workers are obliged to take out insurance offering the same benefits as provided by this Law. Contents: definition of occupational acccidents (defined to include commuting accidents and those suffered during training authorized by the employer); exclusions (if the accident is provoked on purpose by or through gross negligence of the victim, or if it is due to an Act of God); benefits accruing to victims of occupational accidents and their families; special provisions in case of occupational diseases; complementary and special provisions. Law No.2127 of 3 Aug. 1965 on the same subject is revoked.
Descriptors (primary) occupational accidents; workmen's compensation; occupational diseases; Portugal
Descriptors (secondary) law; schedule of occupational diseases
Document type A - Laws, regulations, directives
Country / State or ProvincePortugal
Subject(s) Laws
Broad subject area(s) General safety, health and conditions of work
Browse category(ies) Workers' compensation