Definition of workers' compensation
: 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\
First Known Use of workers' compensation
WORKERS' COMPENSATION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of workers' compensation for English Language Learners
: a system of insurance that pays an employee who cannot work because he or she has been injured while working
Legal Definition of workers' compensation
1 : compensation for injury to an employee arising out of and in the course of employment that is paid to the worker or his or her dependents by an employer whose strict liability for such compensation is established by statute Editor's note: Where established by statute, workers' compensation is generally the exclusive remedy for injuries arising from employment, with some exceptions. Workers' compensation statutes commonly include explicit exclusions for injury caused intentionally, by willful misconduct, and by voluntary intoxication from alcohol or illegal drugs.
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