Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1941.
|Chap. 645||John W. Adair.
Provisions of Employees' Compensation Act extended to.
39 Stat., 744.
|Chap. 645||Monthly payments authorized.|
|Chap. 645||Provisos. No back pay.|
|Chap. 645||Limitation on attorney's, etc., fees.|
|Chap. 645||Penalty for violation.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of the Act of September 7, 1916, entitled "An Act to provide compensation for employees of the United States suffering injuries while in the performance of their duties, and for other purposes", are hereby extended to John W. Adair, of Pinetop, Arizona, for the death of his son, John Robin Adair, who lost his life on June 21, 1916, while fighting a forest fire on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation; and the United States Employees' Compensation Commission is authorized and directed to pay compensation to John W. Adair as a partial dependent parent at the rate of $30 per month for a period of eight years from and after the passage of this Act: Provided, That no compensation shall be held to have accrued prior to the passage of this Act and the payments above provided for shall be in full settlement of all claims against the United States: Provided further, That no part of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof shall be paid or delivered to or received by any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, on account of services rendered in connection with said claim. It shall be unlawful for any agent or agents, attorney or attorneys, to exact, collect, withhold, or receive any sum of the amount appropriated in this Act in excess of 10 per centum thereof on account of services rendered in connection with said claim, any contract to the contrary notwithstanding. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not exceeding $1,000.
Approved, June 18, 1934.