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Preserving Workers' Dignity in Workers' Compensation Systems: An International Perspective



This article identifies and examines key issues in equity compensation systems, focusing on the potential of these systems to meet the needs and ensure the dignity of injured workers. The article provides a comparative analysis of accident compensation in New Zealand, disability insurance in the Netherlands, and the multiple workers' compensation systems in Canada.  

Source: Lippel, Katherine. Preserving Workers' Dignity in Workers' Compensation Systems: An International Perspective, American Journal of Industrial Medicine 55:519-536 (2012).

About the Source: Re-thinking Workers’ Compensation-The Human Rights Perspective, the June 2012 special open-access issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, is now available online. These articles emerged from background papers prepared for the national meeting, “Rethinking Workers’ Compensation: Developing Strategies to Protect Injured/Ill Workers’ Basic Human Rights,” convened by NESRI in 2010.  Authors include Emily Spieler, John Burton, Jeffrey Hilgert, Katherine Lippel, Rebecca Smith and Martha McCluskey.

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