I. What are Worker Compensation Laws? What Sort of Relief Do They Provide? 1) medical payments; 2) income replacement and rehab, 3) death benefits, 4) lump sum benefits II. What are the Purposes of Worker Compensation Laws? 1. adequate income to maintain body, soul, and family, 2. rehabilitation 3. system of delivery of disability benefits 4. prevention of disability III. Is Workers Comp federal or state? What difference does it make and what are the implications? IV. What led to the need for Workers Compensation Laws, and why was the need less in earlier times? V. Prior to Workers Compensation how could disabled seek relief from employment related disabilities? VI. How did employers defend themselves against such suits? 1. fellow servant doctrine, 2. assumption of risk doctrine, 3. contributory negligence doctrine. VII. Workers Compensation laws seem a large burden to employers. Why did they not use their lobbyists to defeat this legislation? Quid pro quo VIII. What sort of disabilities or injuries are covered? Those arising in the course of employment IX. What sort of injuries are not covered? 1. Acts of God and 2. Other Non - work related injuries X. This is a no-fault insurance plan. What does that mean? XI. Have Worker's Compensation laws achieved their goals? XII. Both Workers Compensation and OSHA govern health and safety. What are the major differences in their approaches to safety?