Employment Law

Workers’ Compensation Law

Why is workers’ compensation considered a form of compromise?

It is a compromise because the employee gives up the opportunity to sue for large damage awards in a tort case in exchange for the quicker (usually) benefits of workers compensation. The employer receives the benefit of knowing that the workers compensation claim is the exclusive and only remedy for the employee. Thus, the employer knows that it will not face the specter of large damage awards.


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