The new Workers’ Compensation Act has entered into force. The act’s purpose is to update legislation to meet the requirements of today’s working environment. The act has codified the prevailing court and compensation practice and it is clearer and more accurate than the previous act, which dated back to 1948. Inter alia, the act defines the term ‘accident’ and specifies which workers are insured and under which circumstances the accidents are covered.
Partner Matti Komonen from HPP Attorneys Ltd, has written an update on this matter. The update titled “New Workers’ Compensation Act enters into force” has been published in the International Law Office’s newsletter.