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What’s The Difference Between Workman’s Compensation And Workmen’s Compensation?

Both terms refer to workers’ compensation, a state-level program that protects workers who become ill or are injured at work. Some shorten the name to “workers’ comp” and even “work comp,” but it all means the same thing.

Why Are There So Many Names For Workers’ Compensation?

The terminology can be confusing. State workers’ compensation programs were developed after the federal government passed the Employers Liability Acts more than 100 years ago. There have been a lot of changes since the early 1990s.

The terms workman’s compensation or workmen’s compensation were in use when most employees were men. In 1920, women made up only 20% of the American labor pool. Today, 75% of women between the ages of 25 and 54 work outside of their homes. As more women entered the labor market, the names of these programs changed to include everyone.

No Matter What It’s Called, We Can Help You

Attorneys at Midwest Disability, P.A., represent people who were injured in Minnesota workplaces get workers’ compensation. As experienced work comp lawyers, we will fight for you if your claim is denied. Here are more answers to common questions about workers’ compensation.

To schedule a free initial consultation, call our offices today at 888-387-4135 or contact us online. If we don’t win benefits for you, you don’t have to pay us.

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