The History of Workers' Compensation

Do you know the history behind the workers’ compensation system in the United States? While the rules differ from state to state, the aim of each is the same. Helping injured workers maintain and get the medical attention in which they are entitled. If you don’t know the history or how it came to then don’t worry we found just what you need. Produced by young adults from Nimitz High School located in Houston, Texas, the above video was created for a History Day contest in 2008. We don’t know if the team won or not, but there is no doubt this is a very well done and well researched piece. Now, when someone asks, “What is workers’ compensation?”, you can ask them to set a spell while you explain.