Workers’ Compensation

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Honorable Marshall L. Davidson, III


Workers’ compensation is an integral part of American law that focuses on work-related injuries, diseases, and deaths. As such, workers’ compensation law impacts workers, businesses, and the consuming public in direct, tangible ways. This course covers a broad range of topics, including the purpose of workers’ compensation, its intended scope, and the benefits and disadvantages for injured workers, employers, and the public. In addition, the course encompasses a variety of concepts fundamental to workers’ compensation, such as the definition of injury, causation requirements, mental injuries, occupational diseases, the types of employments exempted, and notice and procedural requirements. Finally, the course covers the types of benefits injured workers may seek, defenses employers may raise in response, and practical approaches to resolving and litigating workers’ compensation cases.