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Workmen's Compensation

Statute Law

An Analytical and Compared Digest of the Statute
Law of All the States and Territories

Relating to Workmen's

Compensation

BY

L. V. HILL

Hillsboro, Illinois

and
RALPH H. WILKIN

Springfield, Minois

1 9 2 3

HD 7816 U 6 AS

Copyright 1923

by

L. V. Hill

and
Ralph H. Wilkin

Printed by St. Louis Law Printing Company, St. Louis, Missouri.

PREFACE.

All the States and Territories of the Union except Arkansas, Florida, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina and South Carolina have Workmen's Compensation Laws. While certain provisions have uniformly been adopted by all the States, no two are alike. One familiar with the law and the arrangement of the statute of his own State would be at sea in attempting to compare the law of his State with that of another.

There is no uniformity in the arrangement of the law in the statutes of the States. To find the law on any branch of the subject most necessitates a reading of the entire statute. The subject sought when located probably does not appear in the same section in the statute of any other State.

Not only to the lawyer, but to the employers of labor, as well, it is important that he be familiar in a general way with this most important law which in a little more than ten years has supplanted the common law with reference to master and servant. This volume is not a textbook; it is not a treatise; it is simply a digest of the statutory laws on the subject of Workmen's Compensation of all the States and Territories, arranged under a certain classification and used uniformly for all the States. At a glance the law can be ascertained as to scope and application, compensation payable, basis for computing, waiting period, etc., and under the same heading the same subject appears for each State and Territory.

Immediately under the name of the State there appears a reference to the statute and amendment where the law in full may be found. No lawyer has the statutes of all the States in his library and has reference to but very few of them. No employer, perhaps, has any statute and yet he may have men employed in a number of States. The employer of labor, especially, should know his liability in every State where he transacts business.

This book contains the statutory law on Workmen's Compensation so arranged that the law of any State on the subject may be found quickly and compared with that of any other at a glance.

L. V. HILL.
Ralph H. Wilkin.

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