Cook Islands Sessional Legislation
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WORKERS' COMPENSATION ORDINANCE 1964
No. 6, 1977
1. Short Title and commencement
2. Compensation in fatal cases
3. Compensation in the case of permanent total incapacity
4. Compensation in the case of temporary incapacity
No. 6, 1977
An Act to amend the Cook Islands Worker's Compensation Ordinance 1964
(4 April 1977
BE IT ENACTED by the Legislative Assembly of the Cook Islands in Session assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:
1. Short Title and commencement - (1) This Act may be cited as the Workers' Compensation Ordinance Amendment Act 1977 and shall be read together with and deemed part of the Cook Islands Workers' Compensation Ordinance 1964 (hereinafter referred to as "the Ordinance").
(2) This Act shall come into effect as from the 1st day of April 1977.
2. Compensation in fatal cases - Section 6 of the Ordinance is hereby repealed and the following new section substituted:
"6. Where death results from the injury-
(a) If the worker leaves any dependent the amount of compensation shall be a sum equal to forty-eight months' earnings:
Provided that in no case shall the amount of compensation payable under this paragraph be less than $1,250:
Provided further that where in respect of the same accident compensation has been paid under the provisions of section five, section seven, or section eight there shall be deducted from the sum payable under this paragraph any sums so paid as compensation;
(b) If the worker leaves no dependents, the reasonable expenses of burial of the deceased worker shall be paid by the employer."
3. Compensation in the case of permanent total incapacity - The proviso in section 7 of the Ordinance is amended by deleting the words "Seven hundred and fifty dollars" and substituting the words "one thousand two hundred and fifty dollars".
4. Compensation in the case of temporary incapacity - Sub-section (1) of section 9 of the Ordinance is amended by deleting the words "four-fifths" and substituting the "five-sixths".
This Act may be administered by the Ministry of Trade Industries, Labour and Commerce.