Workers’ 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.
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.
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 resources.
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 State Workers’ Compensation Laws; the tables are available in PDF format only.
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.
“The 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 related material.