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Characteristics of Workers’ Compensation Plans

Characteristics of Workers’ Compensation...

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The features of the four federal workers compensation plans are: The Federal Employees’ Compensation Program, The Longshore and Harbor Workers’’ Compensation Program, The Federal Black Lung Program, and The Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program. The Federal Employees’ Compensation Program provides workers’ compensation benefits to individuals employed by the federal government that suffer from work-related injuries or diseases. The Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Program makes sure that all employees even those of the defense base act are compensated promptly and properly as well as providing information, technical and compliance assistance, support, and informal dispute resolution services to workers, employers, and insurers. The Federal Black Lung Program, under the administration of the Division of Coal Mine Workers’ Compensation provides compensation to coal miners who are totally disabled by pneumoconiosis and to survivors of coal miners whose deaths are attributable to the disease.
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Unformatted text preview: Lastly, the Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program provides compensation and health benefits to qualified Department of Energy nuclear weapons workers and compensation to certain survivors if the worker is deceased. State worker’s compensation has two benefits, one ensures that while an employee it out of work due to an onsite injury that all medical expenses are covered, while the other ensures that the employee is compensated for any money lost while he or she is unable to return to work right away. It is necessary to have both federal and state compensation plans, because some state plans just don't offer the complete compensation that certain Americans need. These types of worker's compensation plans exist on state and federal levels to ensure that no one falls through the cracks and is left without sufficient coverage in the event of an accident of health problems related to workplace conditions or problems....
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  • Spring '09
  • Coal, Harbor Workers, compensation program, Energy Employees Occupational Illness Compensation Program, Federal Black Lung

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