Workers’ compensation laws first made an appearance in this country in the early 1900s in response to concerns that employees injured at work were not being treated fairly — they had little bargaining power and seldom prevailed in court against employers, which generally had the law on their side. Indeed, an estimated 70 to 94 percent of all industrial accidents went uncompensated before workers’ comp legislation reached the United States.Read More...
From: HRLaws | 12/13/2012
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