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649 Workers' Compensation (3)

This course traces the legal principles, history, and policies behind the American system of social insurance for workplace accidents. The core procedural and substantive components of state workers’ compensation regimes are examined, as well as the legal rules covering death benefits, third party actions, and the impact of alternative statutory schemes when an employee is injured in the course of employment, such as Social Security and the Family Medical Leave Act. Special emphasis is given to the administrative procedures contained in the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Act, and in-class case exercises cover many of the practical issues that confront attorneys representing injured workers or their employers.

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