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Workers’ Compensation, the Wainwright Commission, and Negligence

Workers' Compensation

My Country – Workers’┬áCompensation On March 19, 1910, personal injury lawyers got a new tort to litigate in New York. The Wainwright Commission reported to the New York legislature about work-related industrial accidents. The commission sought to explain that the common law remedies for workplace injuries were insufficient. First, the commission rejected the theory that …