New Site Page: A Brief History of Workers’ Compensation Laws
The idea of compensation for on the job injuries existed long before the evolvement of what today we know as western civilization. As Gregory P. Guyton points out in his article, the first known laws that compensated workers for on the job injuries date back to approximately 2050 B.C. in ancient Sumer, or what today would be Iraq. Under those laws, each human body part had a designated value attached to it, and one would be compensated accordingly depending on the gravity of the injury.
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