Workers' Compensation (3950)

The objectives of the course will be to provide a basic understanding of the current state of workers' compensation law; to compare and contrast the underlying assumptions on which various state programs are based; to consider workers' compensation as one part of the entire socio-legal matrix; to evaluate the responsiveness to the needs of injured workers shown by existing state systems; to examine current proposals for reform; and to consider alternative approaches to the distribution of losses due to industrial injuries. Special, but not exclusive, attention will be paid to the Michigan system because of its particular assumptions and well developed litigational structure.

Course Details

  • Credits: 2, 3