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NEBRASKA.

Date of enactment. April 21, 1913; in effect July 17, 1913.

Injuries compensated. Injury causing disability for more than fourteen days, or death, caused by accident arising out of and in the course of employment, except accident caused by or resulting in any degree from willful negligence or intoxication,

Industries covered. All industries where 5 or more persons are employed by the employer in the regular trade, business or occupation of the employer, except domestic service, agriculture, and interstate or foreign commerce, in the absence of contrary election. Exempt employers may make an affirmative election.

Persons compensated. Private employment: All emplovees, including aliens and minors, but excluding casual employees, and home workers. Public employment: All persons employed by the State, or any government agency created by the State, not having been elected or appointed for a regular term.

Burden of payment. The entire cost rests upon the employer. Compensation for death. (a) In addition to any other benefits, a reasonable amount not exceeding $100 to

cover expenses of last sickness and burial. (6) To persons wholly dependent, 50 per cent of the employee's wages, but not

less than $5 nor more than $10 per week, during dependency, but not exceeding 350 weeks; if the wages of the deceased were less than $5 per

week, then full wages are to be paid as compensation. (c) If only partial dependents survive, a proportion of the above corresponding

to the relation the contribution of the deceased to their support bore to his wages. Compensation to children ceases when they reach the age of 16 years, unless

they are physically or mentally incapacitated from earning. Com pensation for disability. (a) Medical and hospital services during the first 21 days, not exceeding $200 in

value. (6) For total disability, one-half of the weekly wages, but not less than $5 or more

than $10 per week for 300 weeks; thereafter while disability lasts 40 per cent of such wages, but not less than $1 or more than $8 per week: Provided, however, If weekly wages are less than the minimum, compensation to

amount of full wages is to be paid. (c) For partial disability, 50 per cent of loss of earning capacity, but not exceeding

$10 per week nor exceeding 300 weeks. (d) For certain specified injuries (mutilations, etc.), 50 per cent of wages for fixed

periods with the same limits as to amounts as above. Payments begin with the twenty-second day, but if disability continues 8

weeks or longer, compensation is computed from the date of injury. Lump sums may be substituted for periodic payments, but if for death or

permanent disability, the approval of the court must be obtained. Revision of bene fils. Benefits running for a period of six months or longer may be revised at any time by agreement of the parties or alter six months by application to a court.

Insurance. An employer may insure his liability for compensation in any authorized stock or mutual insurance company.

Security of payments. In case of the insolvency of an insured employer, claimants are subrogated to the rights as against the company which the employer would have had if he had paid the claim.

Compensation rights and awards have the same preference against the assets of the employer as unpaid wages for labor.

Settlement of disputes. Questions may be submitted to arbitration by mutual consent, or either party may submit a claim to the district court of county to be heard and determined as a cause in equity, with the right of appeal to the supreme court.

NEVADA.

Date of enactment. March 15, 1913; in effect July 1, 1913.

Injuries compensated. Injuries arising out of and in the usual course of employment, causing incapacity to earn full wages for a period of two weeks, or death, except when caused by the employee's willful intention to injure himself or another, or if the injury is sustained while intoxicated.

Industries covered. All in which two or more persons are employed, except domestic and farm labor, in the absence of contrary election; compulsory as to the State and its municipalities regardless of the number of employees."

Persons com pensated. Private employment: All employees in the industries covered. Public employment: All employees.

Burden of payment. The entire cost rests upon the employer. Compensation for death. (a) To the dependents or beneficiaries of the deceased employee, a sum equal to

50 per cent of his average monthly earnings, but not less than $20 nor more than $60 per month for a period of 100 months, in no case exceeding $5,000,

and in addition the burial expenses, not exceeding $125. (6) If no dependents are left, expenses of the last sickness and burial of the de

ceased employee, not to exceed $125. Compensation for disability. (a) For total disability, an amount equal to 50 per cent of the average monthly

wages, but not less than $20 nor more than $60 per month for 100 months,

the total amount not to exceed $5,000. (6) For partial disability, one-half the loss of earning capacity, but not more than

$40 per month for a period not to exceed 60 months. (c) For certain specific injuries (mutilations, etc.) subject to a minimum of $20

and a maximum of $60 per month, a monthly payment equal to 50 per cent

of average monthly wages, for fixed periods. No compensation is payable for the first 2 weeks of disability, but if the disa

bility continues 8 weeks or longer compensation is paid from the date of

the injury. The industrial commission may permit substitution of lump sum payments

for monthly payments, but no such payment shall exceed $5,000. Revision of benefits. Rearrangement of compensation may be made by the industrial commission when application is made therefor.

Insurance. Employers coming under this act must insure in the State insurance fund.

Security of payments. State management of the insurance fund and collection of premiums by the State.

Settlement of disputes. All matters relating to the amount of compensation to be paid are determined by the industrial commission.

NEW HAMPSHIRE.

Date of enactment. April 15, 1911; in effect January 1, 1912.

Injuries compensated. Any injury to an employee arising out of and in the course of employment causing disability of over two weeks, or death, unless due to willful misconduct, intoxication, or violation of law.

Industries covered. Industries dangerous to life or limb, including the operation and maintenance of steam and electric railroads, work in shops, mills, factories, etc., employing 5 or more persons; work about lines or cables charged with electricity; operations dangerously near explosives used in the industry, or to a steam boiler owned and operated by the employer; and work in or about any quarry, mine or foundry; provided the employer elects.

Persons compensated. Private employment: All workmen engaged in any of the employments covered by this law. Public employment: Government employees are not mentioned.

Burden of payment. Entire cost rests upon the employer. Compensation for death. (a) To persons wholly dependent, a sum equal to 150 times the average weekly

earnings of the deceased, not to exceed $3,000. (6) If only partial dependents survive, such proportion of the above compensation

as corresponds to the portion of wages contributed to their support. (c) If no dependents are left, expenses of medical care and burial to a reasonable

amount, not in excess of $100. Compensation for disability. (a) For total disability, a sum beginning with the fifteenth day, not exceeding

50 per cent of average weekly earnings. (6) For partial disability, a sum not in excess of 50 per cent of the loss of earning

capacity. In no case is compensation to exceed $10 a week nor run for a longer period

than 300 weeks. The court may determine the amount of lump sums payable as a substitute

for weekly payments. Revision of benefits. The injured person, when requested by the employer, must submit to medical examination not oftener than once a week.

Insurance. No provision.

Security of payments. The employer must satisfy the commissioner of labor of his ability to pay the required compensation or file a bond conditioned on the discharge of all liability incurred under this act.

Weekly payments have the same preferential claim against the assets of the employer as is allowed for unpaid wages or personal services.

Settlement of disputes. All questions not settled by agreement are determined by an action in equity.

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NEW JERSEY. Date of enactment. April 4, 1911; in effect July 1, 1911; amended May 2, 1911, April 1, 1912, and March 27, 1913.

Injuries compensated. Injury by accident arising out of and in the course of employment causing disability of over two weeks, or death, unless intentionally self-inflicted or due to intoxication.

Industries covered. All employments in the absence of contrary election.

Persons compensated. Private employment: All employees except casual. Nonresident aliens receive no benefits. Public employment: Every employee of the State, county, municipality, board or commission, or other governing body, including boards of education, except persons receiving a salary greater than $1,200 per year, and those holding an elective office.

Burden of payment. The entire cost rests upon the employer. Compensation for death. (a) To one dependent, 35 per cent of the wages of the deceased person, and for

each additional dependent 5 per cent additional, the total not to exceed 60 per cent, payable for not more than 300 weeks. Compensation not to be less than $5 nor more than $10 per week, unless the earnings were less

than $5, when full wages are paid. (6) If no dependents, the expense of the last sickness and of burial, not exceed

ing $100. Payments to widows cease on remarriage, and to orphans on reaching the age

of 18, unless physically or mentally deficient. A lump sum payment may be substituted at the discretion of the court of

common pleas Compensation for disability. (a) Reasonable medical and hospital services for the first two weeks of incapacity,

not exceeding $50 in value. (6) For temporary total disability 50 per cent of wages, payable during disability

but not beyond 300 weeks. (c) For permanent total disability, 50 per cent of wages during such disability, ,

not beyond 400 weeks. (d) For certain specific injuries (mutilations, etc.) producing partial but per

manent disabilities, 50 per cent of wages during fixed periods.
All weekly payments are subject to the same rule as to minimum and maxi-

mum, as for death benefits
A lump sum payment may be substituted at the discretion of the court of

common pleas. Revision of benefits. At any time after one year after an award has been made, either party may demand a revision of benefits.

Insurance. No provision.

Security of payments. The right of compensation has the same preference against the assets of the employer as are now or may hereafter be allowed by law for a claim for un paid wages.

Settlement of disputes. Either party may submit a claim to the judge of the court of common pleas who shall hear and determine such disputes in a summary manner, subject to review of questions of law by the supreme court.

NEW YORK

(Elective law.) Date of enactment. May 24, 1910; in effect September 1, 1910.

Injuries compensated. All injuries causing disability to earn full wages for a period of at least two weeks, or death, provided the injury was not the result of serious and willful misconduct of the injured person.

Industries covered. Any industry except railroads if the employer elects.

Persons compensated. Private employment: Any employee. Public employment: Government employees are not mentioned.

Burden of payment. Entire cost rests upon the employer. Compensation for death. (a) To persons wholly dependent, a sum equal to 1,200 times the daily earnings

of the employee, but not exceeding $3,000. (6) If only partial dependents survive, such sum not exceeding that provided

for persons wholly dependent, as may be determined to be reasonable and

proportionate to the loss to such dependents. (c) If no dependents, the reasonable expenses of medical attendance and burial

not exceeding $100. Compensation for disability. (a) For total disability, a weekly payment beginning with the fifteenth day

after injury, and continuing during incapacity, not exceeding 50 per cent of earnings. In no case is such compensation to exceed $10 per week or

extend beyond eight years from the date of accident. (6) In case of partial incapacity the weekly payment shall equal but not exceed

one-half the loss of earning capacity. In fixing the amount of compensation regard is to be had to any payment or

other benefit the injured person may have received from his employer

during the period of incapacity. Revision of benefits. The employer may require the injured person to submit to a medical examination after three weeks following the injury at intervals not oftener than once in six weeks.

Insurance. No provision.

Security of payments. Weekly payments under this law have the same preferential claim against the assets of the employer as are now allowed by law for un paid wages or personal services.

Settlement of disputes. Disputes are determined by arbitration as provided by civil procedure, or by an action at law in any court having jurisdiction in cases on written contracts,

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