workmen's compensation

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workmen's compensation or worker's compensation
 
n
compensation for death, injury, or accident suffered by a workman in the course of his employment and paid to him or his dependents
 
worker's compensation or worker's compensation
 
n

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Workmen's Compensation definition


A state insurance program that provides money for workers injured on the job and for the dependents of workers killed on the job.

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