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workers' compensation

(wûr′kərz)
n.
Payments required by law to be made to an employee who is injured or disabled in connection with work.

workers' compensation

Workman's compensation Occupational medicine The benefits provided to employees for injuries suffered in the workplace Epidemiology Work-related injuries affect 8 million employees/yr–US resulting in the loss of 73 million work days and 10,000 lives

wor·kers' com·pen·sa·tion

(WC) (wŏr'kĕrz kom'pĕn-sā'shŭn)
The U.S. social insurance system for industrial and work injuries regulated at a state level. Sometimes called workman's compensation.

workers' compensation

A payment or payments made to an employee injured or disabled on the job. In most states, after a qualifying medical examination, an employee is certified as having specific functional impairments as the result of a documented injury. A predetermined amount of money, based on the severity of the injury and its consequences, is paid to the employee until the impairments improve or resolve.
See also: compensation
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The foregoing account is not intended to be an evaluation of the success of the Federal Employees' Compensation program.
If it maintains ongoing sensitivity and adjustment to change, the Federal Employees' Compensation Program will continue to serve its beneficiaries efficiently and effectively.
House of Representatives, Committee on Education and Labor, Hearings before the Subcommittee on Safety and Compensation, Amendments to Federal Employees' Compensation Act, 86th cong.
House of Representatives, Committee on the Judiciary, Federal Employees' Compensation, Serial 16--Part 3, 64th Cong.
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Weber, The Employees' Compensation Commission: Its History, Activities and Organization (New York, D.
Employees' Compensation Commission, Second Annual Report, July 1, 1917 to June 30, 1918 (Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1918), pp.
Employees' Compensation Commission, Nineteenth Annual Report, July 1, 1934 to June 30, 1935 (Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1935), pp.
Employees' Compensation Commission, Eighteenth Annual Report, July 1, 1933 to June 30, 1934 (Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1934), p.
Employees' Compensation Commission, Twentieth Annual Report, July 1, 1935 to June 30, 1936 (Washington, DC, Government Printing Office, 1936), p.

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