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Name: Workmen's Compensation Act (No. 187 of 1987)
Country: Ghana
Subject(s): Employment accident and occupational disease benefit
Type of legislation: Law, Act
Adopted on: 1987-08-12
Entry into force:
Published on: Official Gazette, 1987-08-21, No. 34, 27 p.
ISN: GHA-1987-L-3823
Bibliography: Official Gazette, 1987-08-21, No. 34, 27 p.
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Abstract/Citation: This Act recasts the law in relation to compensation awarded to workers for personal injuries arising out of and in the course of their employment. It governs, inter alia, the employer's liability in such cases, the distribution of compensation in the event of the worker's death (including a related schedule), degrees of partial incapacity set forth in a schedule, determination of claims, remedies against the employer and third parties, protection of compensation against attachment or assignment, payment of medical expenses and provision of medical aid, and occupational diseases (with 13 such diseases listed in an attached schedule). The new enactment grew out of a study undertaken by the Tripartite National Advisory Committee on Labour. It repeals the Workmen's Compensation Act 1963 (No. 174) and the 1966, 1968 and 1969 amendments thereto. Statutory Instruments made under those Acts remain in force until amended, varied or revoked in accordance with the provisions of the new law.
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