Vanderbilt Law Review


Ben F. Small

First Page



The author here shows how the failure of the common law to cope with the problem of industrial injury led to the passage of workmen's compensation legislation. After examining the basic structure of that legislation, he turns to an extensive discussion of the problems of federal preemption and the interrelation of workmen's compensation with other wage loss programs (including a comparison with the British system). In conclusion, he catalogues the criticisms of the present system, and suggests that the area is ripe for further action by the federal government.