Workers’ Compensation Law provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day practice of this field while addressing theoretical aspects that form a critical foundation for this branch of law. Reviews how a worker's compensation case begins and explains activities involved in those cases, such as drafting petitions, presenting cases to an administrative law judge, and bringing an appeal. The theoretical basis of the material is laid out in easy to understand and enjoyable format reinforced with practical real-life examples. Although written with paralegal-specific information, the content includes information vital to anyone dealing with Workers’ Compensation issues.
Chapter 1: Introduction to Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 2: Federal Workers’ Compensation and Tort law in Workers
Chapter 3: Employers and Employees Under Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 4: Injuries under Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 5: Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 6: The Workers’ Compensation System
Chapter 7: Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Chapter 8: Appealing a Workers’ Compensation Award
Chapter 9: Medical Utilization Issues and Innovations in Workers’ Compensation
Appendix A – Various State Forms
Appendix B – State by state listing of workers' compensation web sites
Appendix C – Medical Utilization Issues in Workers' Compensation
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