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I. Introduction
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Volume XV: Labour Law | Chapter 8 (1994): Occupational Risks and Social Security

Completed July 1990

Guy Perrin †

1. Occupational injuries. – Employment injury protection is one of the oldest and most widespread branches of social security.1 Although in the first german system of social insurance it was introduced after health insurance by the Law of 6 July 1884 and was limited to workers engaged in hazardous activities,2 elsewhere it was often the first branch of protection for industrial workers to be established by law. The conception has varied from country …

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Guy Perrin †, “I. Introduction”, in: International Encyclopedia of Comparative Law Online, Edited by: U. Drobnig, R. David, H. H. Egawa, R. Graveson, V. Knapp, A. T. Von Mehren, Y. Noda, S. Rozmaryn, V. M. Tschchikvadze, H. Valladão, H. Yntema, K. Zweigert. Consulted online on 01 December 2023 <>
First published online: 2018

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