This Cases and Materials on Workers' Compensation is the most fundamental and successful tort reform of them all. Still, some legislatures have sought to curb what they deem to be overgenerous workers’ compensation laws, both in terms of liability and benefits, while many courts continue to construe the laws favorably to injured workers. Although this is a text for teaching the basics of workers’ compensation law, this revision incorporates cases and materials that examine both recent legislation and developing judicial trends. The revision should better prepare students to enter the field that remains the primary vehicle for compensating workplace injuries and a major source of work for many lawyers.
Table of Contents includes:
Employees’ Remedies Prior to and Apart From Workers’ Compensation;
The Compensation Principle;
The Employer–Employee Relationship;
Injuries Occurring Within the Course of Employment;
Injuries Arising Out of the Employment;
Accident and Occupational Disease;
Effect of Causes and Conditions Independent of the Work Relation;
Compensation for Non–Fatal Injury;
Administration of Workers’ Compensation Laws;
The Exclusive Remedy Doctrine and the Third Party Suit;
Conflict of Laws.
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|Author||Little, Eaton, Smith|
|Edition||7th ed., 2014|