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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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And although the workers' compensation system is supposed to reduce litigation, 30 percent of California's open and closed indemnity claims from 1992 to 1999 ended in litigation.
Being a highly bureaucratic system, the Workers' Compensation Board's approval can take weeks and weeks.
If she had not, she would not have had to pay federal income tax on her workers' compensation benefits under IRC section 104(a)(1), which would have allowed her to report the amount as compensation for personal injuries or sickness.
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Burton Jr., 1990, The Employers' Cost of Workers' Compensation Insurance: Magnitudes, Determinants and Public Policy, Review of Economics and Statistics 72(2): 228-240.
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Each job has a Workers' Compensation code assigned by the National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) or by the state.
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State officials hoped to take a scientific approach toward the administration of workers' compensation. In a particularly ambitious effort, California authorities decided to adopt and modify a schedule for compensation that had been prepared in 1904 by the Medical Council of the Russian Ministry of the Interior.
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