Workers' Compensation Acts

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Workers' Compensation Acts

American legislation at individual state levels regulating workers' compensation insurance, which covers medical care in the event that an employee is injured at work. Workers' compensation acts generally require employers to purchase this insurance for their employees.
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Through the Workers Compensation Act, the Workers Compensation Board has overall responsibility for the administration of the workers compensation system in Alberta, and the delivery of workers compensation services to the workers and employers of the province.
Senate Bill 813 makes an appropriation from the Workmen's Compensation Administration Fund to the Department of Labor and Industry for the expenses of administering the Workers Compensation Act and the Pennsylvania Occupational Disease Act for 2015-16
Typically the law makes a statement such as all employments are subject to the workers compensation act with certain exceptions.
Recognizing that state workers compensation systems were not adequate to protect all workers; for example, laborers working on waterways and on federal lands, the federal government enacted legislation such as the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act, the Jones Act, and other legislation protecting federal workers or workers on federal lands.
Thus, contractors must be in a position from the outset to fully defend the alleged injury and provide treatment per the state's workers compensation act.
In most cases you will need to advise the insurer of a change of nominating treating doctor, however, as per section 47 (4) of the Workplace Injury Management and Workers Compensation Act 1998 you can nominate a medical centre as your nominated treating doctor.
Employer's liability insurance is not required by the Alaska Workers Compensation Act, but most insurers advise their clients to carry it, Monagle says.
33) It is probably not surprising, then, that the New Zealand Workers Compensation Act in 1900, following the 1897 British legislation, required employers in dangerous trades to insure their employees against death or injury with private insurers.
During his 27 years with the Department of Labor he directed the licensing and regulation of insurers and self-insured employers under the Longshore and Harbor Workers Compensation Act.
His widow received just pounds 17,000 from the Pneumoconiosis Workers Compensation Act fund.
The purpose of the Florida Workers Compensation Act, chapter 440, is to provide medical and indemnity benefits promptly to Florida workers who are injured on the job.
The changes follow a comprehensive public review of the Workers Compensation Act which recommended that coverage of workplaces be extended after consultation with affected industries.
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