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compensation laws help compensate employees who are injured or
disabled on the job; they also provide benefits for dependents
of those workers who are killed because of work-related accidents
or illnesses. Most claims are covered by state laws. Federal
workers' compensation laws apply to federal workers and to workers
in selected industries, such as coal miners. The web sites listed
below provide information about workers' compensation legislation,
federal and state agencies, and professional associations.
50 States' and D.C.'s Home Pages and Workers' Compensation Agencies
- A very current
listing of state agencies' names, addresses and web sites from
the North Carolina Industrial Commission.
Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC)
- IAIABC is
a professional organization for workers' compensation specialists,
including government officials and regulators, business and labor
leaders, medical providers, law firms, insurance carriers, rehabilitation
and safety experts. The web site features information for members,
such as events, courses, and press releases.
About... Workers Compensation
- This excellent
guide to workers' compensation laws from the Legal Information
Institute at Cornell University includes links to federal and
state statutes, regulations, judicial decisions, and related
Resource Library - Workers Comp
- An extensive
and well-organized collection of links.
Department of Labor, Employment Standards Administration, Office
of Workers' Compensation Programs
- This web
site includes information about claims under the Federal Employees'
Compensation Act (FECA) (which is for Federal employees and agencies
only), Division of Coal Mine Workers' Compensation, and Division
of Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation. It also provides
an extensive set of tables containing comparative data about
Workers' Compensation Laws; the tables are available in PDF
- U.S. Department
of Labor, Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA)
- OSHA is
a federal agency whose mission is to save lives, prevent injuries,
and protect the health of America's workers. The agency establishes
protective standards, enforces those standards, and reaches out
to employers and employees through technical assistance and consultation
programs. OSHA's web site contains information about the agency,
regulations, readings, bulletins, and more.
UWC - Strategic Services
on Unemployment & Workers' Compensation
Employer's Voice on Unemployment and Workers' Compensation for
More Than 60 Years," UWC is a national business organization
devoted exclusively to representing employers before policy-makers
on unemployment and workers' compensation. Its web site includes
information about the organization, conferences, resources, and
- Financial Information
- Resources in your state
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