Cambridge, MA – An essential tool for researching and understanding the distinctions among workers’ compensation laws in all U.S. states and certain Canadian provinces is now available from the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) and the Workers Compensation Research Institute (WCRI).
The report, Workers’ Compensation Laws as of January 1, 2016, is a key resource for policymakers and system stakeholders to identify the similarities and distinctions between workers’ compensation regulations in multiple jurisdictions in effect as of January 1, 2016.
“In Canada and the United States, workers’ compensation is under the control of state and province legislative bodies and administrative agencies,” said Ramona Tanabe, WCRI’s executive vice president and counsel. “This survey provides the ability to understand the subtle differences between jurisdictions.”
The publication is best used to understand macro-level differences and general tendencies across jurisdictions, such as:
- How many states/provinces allow individual or group self-insurance?
- How do the maximum and minimum payments for temporary and permanent total disability benefits vary?
- How many states cover mental stress claims, hearing loss, and cumulative trauma?
- How many jurisdictions allow the worker to choose the treating physician, and how many allow the employer to do so?
“The resource makes it easy to identify commonalities and differences across North American jurisdictions,” comments Jennifer Wolf Horejsh, IAIABC’s executive director. “I reference it frequently and recommend it to both workers’ compensation policymakers and industry professionals.”
Click here to purchase: WCRI: Workers’ Compensation Laws as of January 1, 2016