This section of Living Heritage is the result of partnership work between Glamorgan Archives and the Parliamentary Archives. It forms part of the De Montfort project, which took place in 2015 as part of Parliament's wider 2015 Parliament in the Making programme. Glamorgan Archives and the Parliamentary Archives worked together to explore the life of S.O. Davies, focusing on his involvement in workplace compensation legislation.
What is workplace compensation?
Workplace compensation is a mechanism for providing money-based and medical care-based compensation to the victims of injuries sustained in their daily working lives. Workplace compensation legislation places liability on employers for any injuries their employees suffer at work, and ensures that victims of accidents at work are adequately compensated for loss in income or work capacity. Employees in industries like mining and steelworks have historically been particularly affected by injury and industrial diseases due to exposure to potentially dangerous working conditions and environments.