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Notes 3-26-07 - Workers Compensation compensation for...

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Workers Compensation – compensation for injuries on the job -Ability of worker to sue his employer for workplace accidents. -Proscribes certain amounts of money for certain injuries. -By statutory law (state by state) dollar amounts are put forth for certain injuries and certain periods of time. -Caps litigation -Prevents madness where people could sue for many things with regard to one injury Rogers v. Pacesetter Corp. -Rogers drives home after work after drinking 4 beers and 3 tequila shots. -Gets hit by another car when his company truck stops working -Rogers is injured and attempts to receive worker’s comp. -Rogers often works at home so he is still working when driving home and thus should be awarded worker’s comp. -The purpose of Workers' Compensation Law is to "place upon industry the losses sustained by employees resulting from injuries arising out of and in the course of employment and, consequently, the law should be liberally construed so as to effectuate its purpose and humane design." "The law is intended to extend its benefits to the largest
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