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An International Comparison of Workers’ Compensation by C. Arthur Williams

By C. Arthur Williams

Until many years in the past I targeted my realization on employees' compensa­ tion courses within the usa and Canada. as the usa has fifty two courses and Canada has 8, i used to be uncovered to a range of methods that brought on me to think that few different methods existed. because 1984 i've got turn into extra conscious of what the remainder of the area has been doing and found that my wisdom had to be broadened considerably. The set off motion was once a 1984 college examine trade contract among Keio collage in Tokyo and the college of Minnesota that made it attainable for me to spend a lot of my time learning Japan's employees' reimbursement software and evaluating it with the us methods. Japan's application had numerous gains that I had now not encountered within the usa or Canada. After this adventure I hooked up significantly extra price to and spent extra time learning the Social safety Administration's biennial reviews on Social protection professional­ grams during the international, which come with employees' repayment courses. I additionally provided papers at conferences of the foreign coverage Society in line with my eastern and Social safeguard Adminis­ tration file learn. Many contributors prompt additional research during this zone and provided to ship me fabrics describing their international locations' courses. the result's this learn which i'm hoping that readers will locate fascinating and worthwhile.

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Workers' Compensation and Work-Related Illnesses and Diseases. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 1980. F. Burton, Jr. Permanent Disability Benefits in Workers' Compensation. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, 1987. , and Appel, D. ). Benefits, Costs, and Cycles in Workers' Compensation. Boston: Kluwer Academic Publishers, 1990. M. Social Security and Public Policy. New York: McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1956. , Jr. " Paper presented to the 64th Annual Convention of the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions, Quebec City, Quebec, September 12, 1978.

If the country reimburses the worker for expenses incurred in obtaining severe medical care, it may apply special rules to cases in which the extent, duration, or cost exceed reasonable limits. However, these rules must also be designed to avoid hardship. Temporary Disability Benefit A "standard beneficiary" who is temporarily disabled is entitled to a periodical payment that meets either of the two conditions presented below. ) 1. Sixty percent of the worker's previous earnings plus the amount of family allowances, if any, provided separately under a social security system.

10). 11. See National Commission's Compendium . , pp. 23-24, 122-126. For a book length treatment see Berkowitz and Burton (1987). 12. See Burton (1978) and Berkowitz and Burton (1987), ch. 1. 13. For more details see Williams and Young (1990). They favor the termination of disability benefits at the normal retirement age but would add partial coverage of employee benefits lost because of the disability. They cite an earlier recommendation by Weiler (1980, pp. 44-45). Berkowitz and Burton (1987, p.

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