1. Unless otherwise indicated, “injuries” includes injuries and diseases.
2. Burton and Mitchell (2003) provide a brief history of workers’ compensation, as well as other social insurance and employee benefit programs.
3. Burton (2004) discusses the legacy of The National Commission on State Workmen’s Compensation Laws. The program was generally known as “workmen’s compensation” until the 1970s, when most jurisdictions adopted “workers’ compensation” as a more appropriate term.
4. U.S. Chamber of Commerce (2010) includes tables summarizing state coverage provisions. Sengupta, Reno, and Burton (2010) provide data on national and state coverage of workers.
5. The legal tests are examined in Larson and Larson (2010) and Willborn, Schwab, Burton, ...