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'''{{PAGENAME}}''' laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Some laws also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most accidents. State Workers Compensation statutes establish this framework for most employment. Federal statutes are limited to federal employees or those workers employed in some significant aspect of interstate commerce.<ref> [http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/workers_compensation  Cornell University Law School WEX Workers compensation]</ref>
;Workers' Compensation laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Some laws also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most accidents. State Workers Compensation statutes establish this framework for most employment. Federal statutes are limited to federal employees or those workers employed in some significant aspect of interstate commerce.  
 
-from [http://topics.law.cornell.edu/wex/workers_compensation  Cornell University Law School WEX Workers compensation]
 
  
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==See also==
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*[[Disability insurance]]
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*[http://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/regs/compliance/wc.htm Department of Labor Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)] provides links to State Worker Compensation Divisions  
 
*[http://www.dol.gov/owcp/dfec/regs/compliance/wc.htm Department of Labor Office of Workers' Compensation Programs (OWCP)] provides links to State Worker Compensation Divisions  
 
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Latest revision as of 05:47, 23 January 2015

Worker's compensation insurance laws are designed to ensure that employees who are injured or disabled on the job are provided with fixed monetary awards, eliminating the need for litigation. These laws also provide benefits for dependents of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents or illnesses. Some laws also protect employers and fellow workers by limiting the amount an injured employee can recover from an employer and by eliminating the liability of co-workers in most accidents. State Workers Compensation statutes establish this framework for most employment. Federal statutes are limited to federal employees or those workers employed in some significant aspect of interstate commerce.[1]

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