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Liability of an Employer to Make Compensation for Injuries Received by an
Employe in the Course
An Elective Schedule of Compensation, and Regulating Procedure for the Determination of Liability and Compensation Thereunder,
Approved April 4, 1911
TO WHICH IS APPENDED
An Act Creating the Employers' Liability Commission, approved April 27, 1911; also, a Supplement to the “Liability
Act." approved May 2, 1911.
TRENTON, N. J.
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AN ACT C+
Liability of an Employer to Make Compen-
An Elective Schedule of Compensation,
Approved April 4, 1911.
TO WHICH IS APPENDED
An Act Creating the Employers' Liability Commission, approved
Act,” approved May 2, 1911.
An act prescribing the liability of an employer to make
compensation for injuries received by an employe in the course of employment, establishing an elective schedule of compensation, and regulating procedure for the determinatoin of liability and compensation thereunder.
BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey:
SECTION I. COMPENSATION BY ACTION AT LAW.
1. When personal injury is caused to an employe by Employe accident arising out of and in the course of his employ- compensament, of which the actual or lawfully imputed negli- tion for gence of the employer is the natural and proximate accidental cause, he shall receive compensation therefor from his injury. employer, provided the employe was himself not willfully negligent at the time of receiving such injury, and the question of whether the employe was willfully negligent shall be one of fact to be submitted to the jury, Fact detersubject to the usual superintending powers of a court to mined by
jury. set aside a verdict rendered contrary to the evidence.
2. The right to compensation as provided by section Certain I of this act shall not be defeated upon the ground that please
abolished. the injury was caused in any degree by the negligence of a fellow employe; or that the injured employe assumed the risks inherent in or incidental to or arising out of his employment or arising from the failure of the employer to provide and maintain safe premises and suitable appliances; which said grounds of defense are hereby abolished.
3. If an employer enters into a contract, written or Contract verbal, with an independent contractor to do part of not to bar
liability. such employer's work, or if such contractor enters into a contract, written or verbal, with a subcontractor to do all or any part of such work comprised in such con