workers' compensation

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work·ers' compensation

Payments required by law to be made to an employee who is injured or disabled in connection with work.
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"These proposed standards directly conflict with the state-based workers' compensations system by extending to injury compensation, not only injury prevention, "Wood said.
But employers and insurers think it could have an unintended impact on state and federal workers' compensation systems.
"This may degrade effective cost-containment efforts by employers and, depending upon the jurisdiction, may complicate workers' compensation issues."

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