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Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Changing the Fundamental Rules of Workers Compensation

The elimination of the principle of "no fault" from the workers' compensation system is the conclusion of study commission by Britain's Department of Work and Pensions. The report, to be released this week, is significant because the US system was modeled after the program adopted in Europe.

Read the article, "Workers 'should not be able to sue for accidents if it's their fault' (dailymail.co.uk)

"Employees would lose the right to sue when they are are injured at work because of their own mistakes, under new health and safety reforms."
"In a review published next week there are calls for a 'rebalancing' of safety laws and a dramatic reduction in the number of rules in the workplace......" read more

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