Prevention and Compensation of Work Injury in the United States: An Overview of Existing Empirical Evidence

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This paper has been composed within the framework of the’ shifts in governance’ project. One of the main objectives of this project is to identify shifts from one personal injury compensation system to another (e.g. From public funding to civil law), as well as shifts within a particular compensation system. In that respect a number of countries and various domains of accident law (notably work injury, medical negligence and environmental damage) have been analysed. As far as work injury (industrial accidents and occupational diseases) is concerned, we have considered the netherlands, belgium, germany and great britain. Other ‘shifts in governance’ papers in this domain have dealt with, respectively, the legal analysis of shifts in governance and a presentation of first empirical findings in these four countries.1.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationShifts in compensating work-related injuries and diseases
EditorsT. Hartlief, S. Klosse
Place of PublicationWien New York
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2007

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SeriesTort and Insurance Law

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