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Injuries in War (Compensation) Act 1914

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1Provision of pensions and other allowances to civilians injured in connexion with warlike operations, &c.

(1)His Majesty may by Order in Council frame a scheme as to the pension and grants, and other allowances in the nature thereof, to be paid to persons (not being officers or seamen of the Royal Navy, or officers or soldiers of any of His Majesty's land or marine forces), in respect of injuries suffered by them whilst employed afloat by or under the Admiralty or Army Council in connexion with warlike operations in which His Majesty is engaged, and in the case of their death to their widows and other dependants.

(2)The Order shall specify the persons to whom the Order applies and the conditions under which it becomes applicable, and may include persons not in the direct employment of the Admiralty or Army Council, and persons employed on commissioned ships, notwithstanding that by reason of such employment they are subject to the Naval Discipline Act.

(3)A person to whom any such Order in Council applies shall not, nor in the case of his death shall his widow or other dependants or his personal representatives, in respect of any injury suffered by him whilst the Order in Council so applies to him, be entitled to any pensions or other benefits under any other Order in Council or any warrant or regulations relating to officers and men in the naval or military service of the Crown, or to any compensation under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906, or to any compensation or damages at common law or under the Employers' Liability Act, 1880, or any other statute, or to any gratuity or any superannuation or other allowance under the Superannuation Acts, 1834 to 1909, or to any pension or allowance under the Greenwich Hospital Acts, 1865 to 1898, except so far as the Order in Council otherwise provides.

(4)All pensions, grants, and other allowances under this Act shall be paid out of moneys provided by Parliament.

(5)An Order in Council under this Act may provide that the Order shall have effect as from the third day of August nineteen hundred and fourteen, and any such Order in Council may be revoked or varied by a subsequent Order.

2Short title.

This Act may be cited as the Injuries in War (Compensation) Act, 1914.

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