Air-Raid Precautions Act, 1939

Compensation in the event of injury to persons engaged in air-raid precautions activities.

64.—(1) This section applies to personal injuries sustained in the course of being trained or exercised or of training or exercising others, in respect of air-raid precautions, being injuries sustained in time of peace by such persons and in such circumstances as may be specified in a scheme made under sub-section (2) of this section.

(2) The Minister for Finance may make a scheme providing for the payment out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas to, or to the dependants of, persons who suffer injuries to which this section applies of such periodical or lump sums as may be specified in the scheme.

(3) A scheme under sub-section (2) of this section may be revoked or varied by a subsequent scheme made thereunder.

(4) Where any injury to which this section applies is sustained by any person, no compensation or damages shall be payable in respect of that injury, whether under any Act, or at common law, by the employer of the injured person or by any person who is training or exercising, or being trained or exercised together with, the injured person.

(5) In this section the expression “personal injury” includes any personal injury resulting in death.