A Policy Decision for Workmen's Compensation

Pollack, Jerome
October 1953
ILR Review;Oct53, Vol. 7 Issue 1, p51
Academic Journal
The article emphasizes the need to review and reevaluate the condition of the United States' workmen's compensation laws, the causes contributing to their decline, and the possible paths to reform. Workmen's compensation is considered as one of the great advances in workers' security. It promised an assured benefit for every employee injured as a result of employment. Medical care and cash benefits are included in the compensation package. The social policy toward work injuries in the U.S. has changed, transforming the nature of compensation from an insured right to a quasi-relief benefit.


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