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Workers' Compensation Law, 1st Edition

  • Neal R. Bevans
  • ISBN-10: 1418013692
  • ISBN-13: 9781418013691
  • 432 Pages | Paperback
  • COPYRIGHT: 2009 Published
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About the Product

Workers' Compensation Law provides an in-depth look at the day-to-day practice of this field in addition to addressing theoretical aspects that form a critical foundation for this branch of law. It explains activities from drafting petitions, presenting cases to an administrative law judge, and bringing an appeal. Workers’ Compensation Law profiles professionals who are intimately involved in a workers compensation case including attorneys, paralegals, administrative law judges, chiropractors, medical doctors, and more. It balances theory and practice, provides ethical discussions, and explores the use of private investigators and various discovery devices in order to examine claims. Content throughout is reinforced with excerpted cases, brief interviews, a variety of exhibits, and practical real-life examples. An appendix provides a wide variety of Workers Compensation forms, petitions, and medical reports.


  • Clear presentation of concepts and practice skills promote quick comprehension and application of subject matter

  • Practical real-life examples and assignments stimulate interest and motivation

  • Excerpts of important statutes from different states and suggested Web sites for research in a variety of states.

  • End-of-chapter exercises, hands-on assignments, and practical applications will increase comprehension and retention of concepts.

  • A wide variety of forms, petitions, medical reports, and others are provided in order for learners to be aware of what is needed for the process.

About the Author

Neal R. Bevans

Neal R. Bevans, J.D. is an instructor at Western Piedmont Community College in Morganton, North Carolina. Drawing on his extensive experience as a criminal defense attorney, an assistant district attorney, and a college instructor, the author brings the world of prosecutors, defense attorneys, and paralegals to life with a uniquely engaging, reader-friendly style ideal for today's learners.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 2: Federal Workers’ Compensation and Tort law in Workers
Chapter 3: Employers and Employees Under Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 4: Injuries under Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 5: Benefits Under Workers’ Compensation
Chapter 6: The Workers’ Compensation System
Chapter 7: Workers’ Compensation Insurance
Chapter 8: Appealing a Workers’ Compensation Award
Chapter 9: Medical Utilization Issues and Innovations in Workers’ Compensation
Appendix A – Various State Forms
Appendix B – State by state listing of workers' compensation web sites
Appendix C – Medical Utilization Issues in Workers' Compensation


All supplements have been updated in coordination with the Main title.
Please see Main title page for new to this edition information.

Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418018295 | ISBN-13: 9781418018290)
Online Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 1418018309 | ISBN-13: 9781418018306)