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Workers Compensation System eMedicine PMR

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Location: http://www.emedicine.com/pmr/topic168.htm

Description: The workers compensation system is a form of social insurance that provides injured workers with medical care, income (or a percentage of income), and survivor benefits in cases of fatalities. The worker, in turn, waives the right to sue his or her employer under common law.
Synonyms and related keywords: workman's compensation, disability evaluation, independent medical examination, work-related injury
Kelly L Allen, MD 2006

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Kelly L Allen, MD
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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