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Unformatted text preview: employment much thought when they are first signed on. That’s fine. Just remember to evaluate it carefully, consider your options before accepting payment and/or consult your lawyer when or if you actually get injured. Employees on the other hand, gain an economic safety net not otherwise available to them. Accidents that leave a worker permanently disabled or dead greatly impacts economic resources of their families; legal battles are expensive and most workers’ are unable to afford it. In cases they do, judgments are often in favor of employers with rulings ordering minimal payments. In most cases, accepting workers’ compensation insurance saves workers the hassle of lawsuits and gives them and their families a way to pay medical bills and restart their lives. Reference: http://www.workmans-compensation.org/index.html Do you believe that workers' compensation programs are effective methods to handle the substantial cost of workplace injuries? Why or why not?...
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- Spring '11
- Law, insurance company, Workers' compensation