Workers’ Compensation: Overview and Issues

dc.contributor.authorSzymendera, Scott D.
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T15:23:54Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T15:23:54Z
dc.date.issued2016-08-03
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] Workers’ compensation provides cash and medical benefits to workers who are injured or become ill in the course of their employment and provides benefits to the survivors of workers killed on the job. Benefits are provided without regard to fault and are the exclusive remedy for workplace injuries, illnesses, and deaths. Nearly all workers in the United States are covered by workers’ compensation. With the exception of federal employees and some small groups of private-sector employees covered by federal law, workers compensation is provided by a network of state programs. In general, employers purchase insurance to provide for workers’ compensation benefits.
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dc.identifier.other9381108
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/78317
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.relation.hasversionA more recent version of this report can be found here: https://hdl.handle.net/1813/78316
dc.relation.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/78316
dc.subjectworkers' compensation
dc.subjecteligibility
dc.subjectbenefits
dc.subjectworkplace injuries
dc.subjectworkplace illness
dc.titleWorkers’ Compensation: Overview and Issues
dc.typeunassigned
local.authorAffiliationSzymendera, Scott D.: Congressional Research Service
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