In the days before workers’ compensation first came to America in 1912, workers injured on the job had to sue their employers and prove negligence in order to receive compensation for their injuries. The tort process took time — lots of it — and in the interim the worker had no income and no way to pay medical expenses. If the worker was at fault, there was no remedy. Workplace injury often led directly to dire poverty.
Workers’ Compensation was a “Grand ...
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