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Workers Compensation: A Walk down the Memory Lane

Let’s take a quick glimpse of how such laws came into existence and feel the gratitude for those who never gave up the good fight. http://www.myphillyworkerscomp.com

Today what we observe as

Today what we observe as the OSHA Act and it's general duty clauses for employers to ensure workplace safety didn’t simply exist from the beginning of time. It took years of efforts from honest supporters of humanity to finally set things right and demand moralities concerning worker’s safety at the workplace. Nowadays when someone files for a ‘hurt at work comp’ plan, we should all know that it wouldn’t have been possible if it wasn’t for our forefathers of justice who would have stepped up their game. Let’s take a quick glimpse of how such laws came into existence and feel the gratitude for those who never gave up the good fight. After all, it is all thanks to them that we have our rights protected in the present.

Roots in Ancient History Historians claim that worker compensation was not the work of the modern day man’s rational approach to take measures against workplace hazards, it was, in fact, an ageold concept adopted much earlier into civilizations. It was found that a Nippur Tablet dating back to 2050 BC and belonging to ancient Sumeria contained the Law of Ur. This law was mandated by the then King of the city-state of Ur, who was known as Ur-Nammu. According to the law, workers were compensated for particular injuries on the body parts and this also included fractures. Similarly, more of such compensation laws and their accounts can be found in Ancient Arab, Chinese, Greek, and Roman history as well.