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Memorandum of evidence submitted to the Royal Commission on workmen's compensation

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  • London
  • King Edward's Hospital Fund for London
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  • 1940
  • 10
  • The Workmen's Compensation Acts in this country do not make any provision for the expenses of medical or surgical treatment. The injured workman receives only part of his previous wage and cannot himself contribute to those expenses. As the National Health Insurance Acts provide only for the services of general practitioners, the more advanced treatments have to be given by hospitals, where generally speaking these can be provided more economically. The King's Fund urges that the principle of payment for services rendered should be applied to the treatment of Workmen's Compensation cases, and that where the injured workman is treated by a hospital a payment should be made to the hospital in addition to any payment to the worker or his dependents by way of compensation for loss of earnings. This memorandum looks at the scope and amount of such payments.
  • Pagination: 10p.
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