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workers' compensation

noun

Simple Definition of workers' compensation

  • : a system of insurance that pays an employee who cannot work because he or she has been injured while working

Full Definition of workers' compensation

  1. :  a system of insurance that reimburses an employer for damages that must be paid to an employee for injury occurring in the course of employment —called also workers' comp, \-ˈkämp\

1925

First Known Use of workers' compensation

1925


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