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  • 5 minutes

General Background of the Workers' Compensation System

 

The workers’ compensation system in the United States began developing in the early 1900’s.

At that time, injured employees were required to sue their employers for negligence in order to obtain compensation for on the job injuries. The judicial process left many injured workers without compensation and medical benefits for long periods of time as the lawsuits worked their way through the Court system. Watch this video for details on how the workers’ compensation system that has evolved.

Runtime: 4 minutes

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James M. Mesnard

James M. Mesnard

The Postol Law Firm

  • Counsel with The Postol Law Firm
  • Practice focuses on defending employers in contested workers’ compensation claims, defending workers’ compensation retaliation claims in civil actions and administrative proceedings, and defending employers in lawsuits filed under various federal employment discrimination statutes
  • Counsel to the Washington, D.C. office of Seyfarth Shaw, LLP from 1987-2018
  • Law clerk to the chief administrative law judge for the U.S. Department of Labor, where he helped prepare decisions on contested workers’ compensation claims arising under the Longshore and Harbor Workers’ Compensation Act
  • J.D. degree, University of Maryland School of Law
  • Can be contacted at 571-378-6367 or [email protected]

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