Workers Compensation for the Transportation Industry


Studies show that transportation is the second-most hazardous industry for workers compensation claims. While vehicle accidents are the most common causes of transportation industry injuries, airline employees experience the most injuries. This course deals with the federal laws that govern work-related injuries and illnesses and deals with stop gap insurance for monopolistic states and the federal laws that affect some transportation. It discusses the issues involved in insuring interstate operations under a state-based workers compensation system and examines the laws and federal acts affecting maritime transportation and insurance.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion, students will be able to:

  • recognize the scope of state workers compensation statutes and identify ways in which state workers compensation statutes commonly vary;
  • recognize the significance of all provisions in the standard workers compensation and employers liability policy and common endorsements to the policy;
  • identify important issues and solutions in specifying the states where workers compensation insurance and other states insurance applies; and
  • recognize the implications of each of the federal acts and maritime law and identify an appropriate means of providing coverage for a transportation company with exposures under these acts.

Designed For

Property and casualty risk, safety, insurance, and finance professionals
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