For The Injuries Of Workers At Work

Original Language Title: Per Gli Infortuni Degli Operai Sul Lavoro

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July 18, 1914 No. 24

CHAPTER I. Art. 1.
- Whoever entrusts workers a manual labor of any kind is required, if the workers employed
exceed the number of five, of provveder at their own expense to their insurance
injuries that They may be subjected to violent causes during the execution of the work:
accidents which have as a consequence the death or illness superior to five days.
If the work is performed by the Company or Companies, piecework and not on a budget, the burden falls to the insurance
Company or Enterprise dealership work.
When it comes to the service of machinery moved by inanimate agents, or at of these engines, if
machines are intended for industrial or agricultural use, insurance is mandatory even if it is only one l
'employed worker; equally obligatory is insurance for the worker or workers who
work in stone quarries and works of installations and electrical repairs to their dangerous nature.
Art. 2.
- Among the workers and assistants who enjoy the insurance benefit, including those who are
eseguiscono work or construction or repairs to buildings, although entrusted to them directly from the owner of the building or
on behalf of the same.
Art. 3.
- The obligation also extends from public institutions of the Republic are
any species, for workers who eseguiscono work in the interest of the same, and
by the State, provided that the workers used in the work are not inscribed in the tables of the law organic
for employees and wage earners.
Art. 4.
- E 'it regarded as a worker for the purposes of this Act:
1) Anyone who on a permanent or temporary way, and with a fixed remuneration or piecework, is busy
in work out of their homes: || | 2) Anyone in the same conditions, even without participating physically at work,
he oversees the work of others, as long as his wages fixed does not exceed seven pounds per day, and levying a period not exceeding one month
3) the apprentice with or without salary that participates in the execution of the work.
And 'regarded as an apprentice who has less than 15 years and receives a reward not exceeding
L. 1.60 per day:
4) Who is waiting to farm work as both clerk to pay the' his work in the service of machines
moved by inanimate agents or gas engines or steam service, etc. etc.
Art. 6.
- No one who is below the age of twelve years of age, can be hired to work in quarries,
buildings, and building demolitions, nor used to c rico and unloading of construction materials or
from demolitions; nor the operation of machines for production of gas or electric force;
Nor in their dangerous nature of businesses.
Art. 6.
- Those who have the obligation to perform the insurance must be implemented, with the diligence of its
good family man, all the preventive measures necessary to prevent accidents, and to protect
life and personal integrity of lavor bulls.
Art. 7.
- The insurance must be taken, by whom rely directly running the worker
work and supervision of the same, with the for injuries
Workers Insurance Fund Italian Nazionle at work.
Art. 8.
- Who takes out the insurance must hold:
1) A book of matriculation in which are inscribed, in chronological order of their admission into service
, all workers employed in the enterprise. The book freshman must indicate, for each
worker, the order number of registration, the name, first name and the authorship, date and place of
birth, date of admission to employment and the of icenziamento, the professional category
worker and his usual occupation, the extent of the daily wage.
The inscription in the book of registration must be before the worker begins to work:
2) A book in which to pay, for each worker, is indicated:
a) the surname, first name and the serial number:
b) the number of hours they worked in each day with separate identification of hours of overtime
c) the wages actually previously paid in cash and the wages previously paid under other form.
The aforementioned books will not be valid and effective if prior to being put into use have not been endorsed by the Institute
The book pays in current must be kept. Every day should be made the entry process
relating to hours of work performed by each worker during the previous day; amounts

Wages are to be inscribed in the book of pay within three days after the expiry of the payment
recurrence of them.
In special cases the insurer will Institute, conapposita written agreement, give the opportunity to keep more
'books or pay sheets, riepilogandone the data in a summary book. When the industry's
exercised in more 'facilities will be required as many different books, as well as a summarizing them.
The workers, of which they were not marked in the book pay the hours of work and wages within the deadlines established
respectively, will be deemed as not cmpresi in insurance, with the application of the sanction of
art. 25.
For jobs data at piece rates shall be indicated in the book pay the sums paid as casual laborer
within three days of each winding.
If a casual laborer, for the execution of the work, it is worth the other workers he hired and paid, must for these
keep a registration book and a book of pay by the same rules mentioned previously.
In the book Pay a casual laborer will have to register as well as wages, other expenses made by him bear
for the execution of the work. The indications contenu in the payroll of casual laborer must be
in the book of the entrepreneur pays, for each payment of wages or working price
entrepreneur, deducted from the book of the piece worker the mentioned indications, it will return it to him , after having
affixed their signature under the last scritturazione.
The two aforementioned books must be kept without blank and must be written with
ink or other indelible material. There you can make abrasions; and where necessary
some cancellation, this must be carried out so that the words are deleted, however readable
The book pays original must be kept for a period of 4 years at least since the last
recording and always put at the disposal of the officials of the Institute insurer.
The Institute insurer may waive the seal of the book Pay
public administrations or other entities when it appears that they will be effectively provided with sheets or roles pay.
Art. 9.
- The extent of the compensation to insured workers in accident cases will be as follows:
1) In the case of absolute permanent disability, the allowance will be equal to six annual salaries and never
minor L. 3000.
2) in case of partial permanent disability, will be equal to six times the parts of which has been or may be
reduced the annual salary that the effects of the pr feels sentence can never be
considered less than L. 500.
3) in the event of total temporary disability, the allowance will be equal to half the daily and
salary that the worker had at the time of the accident, and will have to pay for the duration of disability
4) In case of partial temporary incapacity, the daily allowance will be inde and equal to half the reduction for disability
same effect will suffer the wages that the worker had at the time of
' injury, and you will have to pay for the entire duration of incapacity.
5) In case of death, the compensation will be equal to five annual salaries. Allowances for apprentices
for cases of absolute and permanent partial disability are calculated based on the statutory minimum wage
In each accident the boss or the company's operator, industry or construction, and anyone
given workers a manual labor of any kind, is required to cover the expenditure on raw
immediate care medical and pharmaceutical care and the medical certificate.
When the work is by the piece, or a lump sum, the compensation will be proportionate to what would
perceived the worker if he had been hired for the same conditions of other workers who eseguiscono
the same job.
Art. 10.
- The indemnity for the insured in case of death will be donated in accordance with applicable laws:
a) the ascending line;
B) lower descendants of 18 years or incapacitated to the voro;
C) to the brothers or sisters living borne by the injured and minors under 18 or unable to work;
D) the spouse. Where these concur with all or some of the persons entitled referred to in a) and b)
c), will receive a share in no way inferior to the third party insured allowance;
E) in all other cases it shall be referred to a special fond of purpose set up security in
The bonus will be awarded and distributed among the persons entitled by decree of the Commissioner of
Law, subject to the necessary information and upon application to present, within three months from
worker's death, from those who believe it to be able to receive the allowance, and what

Under penalty of forfeiture. - The insurer knows Institute à released to anyone when he made
payment of compensation in accordance with the aforementioned decree and after it has become final in
under existing laws.
Art. 11.
- The insurer institution in addition to the benefits of cu to the numbers 1 and 2 of art. 9 pay compensation for temporary total disability
all the time in which the worker must take time off work, with
a maximum of three months from the day dell infrtunio. The sums paid beyond the three months
will be considered as provisional on compensation he is entitled to under paragraphs 1 and 2 of that article
Art. 12.
- If the indemnity payable to the worker as a partial permanent disability, is lower than the sum paid to him
or one that should be paid as a daily allowance to the terms of
3 and 4 of ' art. 9, the worker is entitled to this allowance instead greater sum due to him
for permanent disability.
Art. 13.
- The daily allowances will be paid in arrears at intervals not exceeding seven days and
will, at the request of the Institute assicuratoe, be deferred to the accident by the head
operator or the enterprise, which will be refunded at the time of final settlement.
The amounts of the case of permanent disability, or for the case of death, should be settled within
eight days after submission of the necessary documents, and the exhaustion of the appropriate investigations
by the Institute insurer and ot paid within days or one in which the workers and those to whom
, right Article. 10, will finally been awarded compensation by the Commissioner of
Law, have accepted the proposed settlement Institute insurer. In case of delay in the payment of which
in paragraph Prev nte it will run on top of it the interest in the trade measure
Next to appeal to the referees or the ordinary Magistrate, the worker must have unsuccessfully asked
compensation through administrative channels.
Art. 14.
- must be regarded as absolute permanent disability the result of an accident, which remove
completely and for life 'workability.
It must be considered as a permanent partial disability, the result of an accident, which
decrease in part, but essentially and throughout life, the attitude to work.
In the event of partial permanent disability for the purposes of compensation, the wages you
considers reduced in the following proportions in the cases below exemplified.
For the total loss or the upper third of the right-hand man

80% For the total loss of the right forearm and the left arm to the upper third 75%
For the total loss of the left forearm or of all the fingers of his right hand 70%
For the total loss of the fingers of the left hand 65%
For the total loss of the right thumb 30% For the total loss of the left thumb 25%
For total loss of the second phalanx of the right thumb 15%
For the total loss of the second phalanx of the left thumb 12%
For the total loss right index 20%
For the total loss of the left index 15
% For the total loss of 12% pinky
For the total loss of the middle or ring
8% For the total loss of a phalanx of a finger of the hand

For the 5% loss of any point of a thigh 70%
For the loss of a leg to the upper third 60%
For the loss of a leg to the lower third or ofa foot

to 50% loss toe and metatarsal correspondent 15%
For the total loss of the big toe only 7%
For the total loss of a single finger of a foot does not pay any compensation.
For the loss of more 'fingers it shall pay compensation of 5%

lost for each finger.
For the complete deafness of a 10% ear
For the total loss of sight in one eye 35%

For inguinal hernia or femoral double 15%
For the hernia inguinal or femoral mere 10%
If you lose more 'limbs or limbs or organs, or more' parts of the same organ, the reduction of wages
must be determined from time to time, taking into account what indeed, in
following the accident, the worker was decreased ability to work without running possibly
the standards prescribed in this Article for reductions to individual lesions. The loss
absolute and incurable of limbs function, limbs and organs, is equated to the loss anatomical
But when his limbs, limbs and organs are rendered only partially unusable, the

Reduction of wages are determined on the basis of the reduction granted to the total loss of them,
in proportion to the degree of the lost function by excluding from compensation for the reduction or
less than 5% disability.
Art. 15.
- is considered as a total temporary disability, the result of an accident that prevents totally
, and for a certain period of time, wait at work in general.
The temporary partial disability is one that decreases only partially and for a specific time period
, the ability to work in general.
The daily allowance for temporary incapacity d ve be granted for every day of fine
same time, including holidays.
Art. 16.
- The day on which the accident occurs is not included among those to be computed
determine the effect of the duration of the consequences of the accident itself.
At any time the worker has abandoned the work on the day of the accident, the boss or the company's operator
, industry or construction, is obliged to pay the full salary as if the
'worker had completed the day's work.
Art. 17.
- The of compensation for temporary disability will be made:
a) for the workers paid by the day based on Lario's on the same day in which the accident took place
, where it increased is the case, the possible compensation of overtime:
b) for workers paid by the piece, according to the daily's ary that will be dividing the
perceived gain by the workers over the last fifteen days prior to the accident,
by the number of actual working days during the same period; if, however, the net gain is lower
minimum wage normally perceived by the workers of the same category, it will take to base
latter salary: c) for apprentices in the basic salary more 'low perceived normally by || | workers of the category to which they belong apprentices, but without these wages can
exceed the 1.60 L. daily wages.
For the workers adventitious, taken into service by the day or even for just fraction of the day, the
salary to be taken as the basis for the determination of In ennità daily, will be paid for the days they
given the dependence of the person or institute at which they were affected by the accident
, but without this daily wage may exceed ten percent the
current wages at the place for the workers engaged in the same trade.
The annual salary in application of art. 9 pei cases of absolute permanent disability, permanent partial disability
and death, will be calculated by multiplying the average daily three hundred
salary received by the worker in a year or in the shortest time prior to the accident, up to || | maximum L. 4000. (1)
Art. 18.
- Those who are under the obligation to take are required to expose each
injury occurred within three days to the Provincial Political, and the Agency of the National Accident Fund at
which they operated insurance, mediant detailed statement containing:
name, paternity of the one who suffered the accident, the time when this occurred, the causes are known or suspected
of the damage that ensued .
Art. 19.
- The Institute insurer is always entitled to subject the workers to the surveys you believe necessary
. But when you commit acts Which have to have influence upon the care, the
visits must be made to the presence of your doctor worker.
The worker may not, without good reason, refuse the request and expense of the Institute insurer
a) to lend to one or more 'visits to be carried out by your doctor, or other medical his confidence
adversarial the trustee of the Institute doctor insurer:
b) to enter into special institutions or medical units indicated by the Institute insurer, in order that
of the accident consequences can be ascertained.
If the worker does not want to submit to the supervision visits in the first part of this article,
or oppose an unjustified refusal to requests made by the Institute for the insurer
effects in letters a) b), or refuse to undergo proper treatment: the Institute
insurer can deny the payment of any compensation.
Art. 20.
- If at the time of of compensation can not be precisely evaluated
consequences of an injury, or illness, the one who has suffered the injury and the Institute
insurer may, pel period of two years from the day of the accident, to make written reserves

Respectively greater or less than the final dation pel case of worsening or improving
of injury or illness.
In the absence of such a reservation, or when this is not enforced within that period, the
settlement will become final and irrevocable.
Art. 21.
- In case of dispute on the nature and extent of the consequences of the accident, the parties involved
an act to be homologate by the Commissioner's Court, will have to refer the resolution of the dispute
to a board of referees It composed of three doctors, two of whom are appointed
respectively by the parties and the third by mutual agreement of the parties, and, if different from
Commissioner of the law. The judgment of the arbitrators shall be final.
The Law Commissioner liquidate reward to each of the doctors predicted in an amount not greater than $ 200
nor less than 5 L., and set in what proportion it should be borne
Institute insurer and worker.
No opposition is permitted subject to clearance by Commissioner.
The amount of the fee in place worker load will be taken dall'indennità.
Art. 22.
- Any pact intended to evade the payment of allowances or diminish the established measure with the provisions of Article
. 9 is zero.
Art. 23.
- The credit allowance or a disability pension may not be sold nor foreclosed, nor seized, but only
compensated with credit that may result in favor of the Institute insurer by way
expenses in following a dispute.
Art. 24.
- The insurance, which in this Act, shall be made within one month of publication
Art. 25.
- Those who contravene the requirement of insurance or to the provisions of art. 5:08,
and those who do not regularly pay the insurance premium, thus giving rise to the
termination or suspension of the contract, shall be punished by a fine of fifty pounds extendable to two thousand lire in case of
relapse, and also in case of an accident are required to pay the compensation to the workers in
measure that would be paid by the insurers.
With the same penalty, reduced to a half, it will puiti those who had not done so with
preventive measures to the personal safety of the workers and assistants in the work, and those who
contravene the provisions of art. 5.
Art. 26.
- The operator head of the company, industry or construction must provide the insurance institute or
Government of the Republic, all the news that will be required in order to know, at any time
, what are the workers including n ll'assicurazione, and what their salaries and
work days they made.
These news will be given of modules to be supplied respectively by the Government of the Republic
, or Institute insurer.
Art. 27.
- are exempt from registration charges and stamp duty contracts, receipts, certificates and all other papers and documents
of any genus and species that, directly or indirectly nte may serve in the || | administrative or litigation purposes of this Act.
Art. 28.
- All disputes relating to this will be judged by the Courts of the Republic,
except those of art. 21.
Art. 29.
- The civil and criminal prosecution actions, employees in this law, shall be barred by the term of a
year, which for the worker and the insured Institute and will be applicable from the day dell injury.

(1) This paragraph was drafted in the text above with the Council Decree 28 June 1923 No. 20
The ancient text said: "The annual salary in application of art. 9 will be assessed by multiplying by 300 the
daily wage received by the worker in the year or in the shortest time prior to the accident." The predicted
Council Decree 28 June 1923 also states: "the amendment will be considered, to all effects
, have applied since January 1923 (art. 2)" and "tro fifty days from the enactment of this
reads the National Chest injuries presentrà the Congress of State, for approval, the
new rates of insurance premiums, which as of January 1, 1923, will also apply
on current contracts ".

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