Are Porters Injured During Expeditions Entitled to Compensation?

Yes. Porters injured during expeditions are entitled to compensation.

The Section 16 of the Himachal Pradesh Climbing / Trekking Porters (Regulation of Employment) Act, 1977 specifies provisions for the compensation.

The employer shall compensate the porters injured during training and / or employment. The employer shall calculate the compensation based on the rates for the corresponding injuries mentioned in the Workman Compensation Act, 1923.

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