1919 - 1919

Compulsory insurance “against disasters at work” for employees

Created Insurance Institute of Social and Compulsory of Social Security.

Decree no. 5637 of 10th May 1919 is published, which extended the responsibility for risk to various professional activities, establishing for the first time in Portugal the compulsory insurance “against disasters at work”, also creating the work disaster courts.


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Decree no. 5637, organising compulsory social insurance in disasters at work in all professions
DRE/ Diário do Govêrno nº 98/1919, 8º Suplemento, Série I de 1919-05-10/ Ministry of Labor/ Pages 1034-1039