worker's compensation laws

worker's compensation laws

A statutory arrangement granting employers protection from lawsuits by injured employees, in return for granting employees the right to recover specified amounts for injuries, even if due to the employee's own negligence. Most states require employers with a certain minimum number of employees to maintain worker's compensation insurance.Historically,the concept has been thought inapplicable to real estate agents,who were considered independent contractors rather than employees.Recently,though,cases in New Jersey and in Virginia have ruled that real estate agents were employees for purposes of the worker's compensation statutes in those states.

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Depraved Indifference: The Worker's Compensation System" is a scholarly look at the American Worker's compensation laws and how they are not just for today's world filled with high risk jobs and deadly chemicals that many must work with almost daily.
The authors, both practitioners, overview worker's compensation laws as they apply to paralegal practice and cover the determination of compensable claims, evaluation and acceptance of cases, claim filing, requests for relief and responses, medical records and evidence, investigation, catastrophic injuries and death claims, mediation and hearings.
Because the system favors employees while employers who do not follow rules are at risk, letting people who understand worker's compensation laws direct you is imperative.
The plan should be funded and administered in a way that is similar to the company's existing benefit plans because plans maintained solely for the purpose of complying with worker's compensation laws will not fall under the ERISA preemption of certain state laws.
While worker's compensation laws are in effect in almost all states, this is not so with disability insurance.