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Posted By: |August 06, 2020 |

Can An Employee Who Suffered An Injury In The Course Of His Employment Commence A Lawsuit Against His Employer Under The Employees' Compensation Act?


Although the Employees’ Compensation Act (ECA) was enacted as far back as 2010, it is instructive to note that the National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) only recently started making some interesting pronouncements on the interpretation of certain provisions of the ECA.

One of the recent cases where the NICN made a pronouncement on a provision of the ECA, is the case of Amina Hassan v. Airtel Networks Limited & Bezaleel Consulting (2015) 58 N.L.L.R (Pt. 201) 443 where the Court considered the effect of section 12 (1) of the ECA on the right of an employee, dependant or member of the family of the employee to commence a lawsuit against an employer in respect of any death, injury or disability arising out of and in the course of employment.

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