Due to the liberal construction that courts give workmen's compensation statutes, the employer has heavy odds against him in most cases. Nevertheless, the author concludes, defense counsel should not despair. Hard work and proper preparation will still yield handsome rewards, especially in those cases in which the principal issue is the nature and extent of disability.
Don M. Jackson,
Trial Practice and Tactics in Employee Injury Cases -- The Defendant's Viewpoint,
16 Vanderbilt Law Review
Available at: https://scholarship.law.vanderbilt.edu/vlr/vol16/iss4/5