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A Short History Of Workers’ Compensation Law

February 8, 2019

As the industrialization of the 20th Century caused economic growth, the number of workplace accidents increased. In 1900, there were two million workers injured and 350,000 killed in accidents. Between the years 1889 and 1906, the accident rate among railroad workers doubled. In 1907, efforts to minimize occupational injuries and to develop compensation programs to […]


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