Hello, I am looking for someone to write an article on Worker’s Compensation. It needs to be at least 1250 words. The form of compensation is mostly monetary and may be offered directly to the worker or to the immediate family of the worker in case the worker died.
The history of worker’s compensation started even before the industrial revolution and it has remained so till the present day. Even though the circumstances of the compensation were slightly different than they are now, most of the reasons for compensation and the types of compensation offered are still similar then and now. The history also runs through not the only the United States but also Europe and they increased with the industrial revolution.
In the United States, the history of the worker’s compensation is different for each state. This is major because each state has its own statutes and hence sets its own different rules and regulations according to its people. Compensation also started a bit later than it did in countries like Germany and Britain. This research paper is going to focus on worker’s compensation in the United States despite its late start.
Worker’s compensation in the United States started in the 19th Century. The first states to experience these labor law changes were Georgia and Alabama around 1855. Even though the law was basically protecting the employer against being sued and not as reformed as it is now, it still served as a worker’s compensation law because the employers paid injured workers to avoid being sued. These Acts were known as Employer Liability Acts.
There was another attempt to establish a worker’s compensation law in New York in 1898 but it failed. The first almost successful worker’s compensation law was passed and enacted in Maryland in 1902.