Statutes of Limitations in the Era of Compensation Systems: Workmen’s Compensation Limitations Provisions for Accidental Injury Claims

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This Article will examine the claim limitations provisions in state workmen’s compensation statutes to determine (1) whether the traditional purposes of limitations provisions are consistent with the basic purposes of workmen's compensation legislation, (2) what practical problems have arisen in the application of different limitations provisions, and (3) which of the limitations provisions is preferable. The examination analyzes limitations provisions for accidental injury claims.

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Limitation of actions, Workers' compensation, Statute of limitations

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Patrick J. Kelley (Southern Illinois University School of Law)

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