Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Third of Four Workers' Compensation Symposia in Laramie in 2017-2018

Continuing with my series of workers' compensation symposia at the University of Wyoming College of Law in Laramie on Friday, February 9, 2018. In this session, Wyoming attorney Mike Newman and I will be discussing the forms of workers' compensation benefits corresponding to a worker's extent of incapacity. we'll explore the familiar and the not so familiar. For example, did you know that about 20 workers' compensation laws were enacted around the world between the time of the British Act in 1897 and the first American statute circa 1910/1911? Each of these statutes were wage-loss statutes. Partial incapacity benefits were calculated simply by taking (about) 2/3 of the difference between the pre-injury and post-injury average weekly wage. This simple model is a far cry from what we have now: a confusing array of benefits based on earning capacity OR wage loss OR disability.  We'll discuss . . .

Michael C. Duff

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