ERIC Number: ED095808
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-May-6
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Kentucky Workmen's Compensation and Experiential Learning Situations.
Bolton, Steven G.
This document investigates the legal aspects of whether students in field learning situations are eligible for workmen's compensation. It is suggested that a student who works and receives a salary or wages from a state agency or other employer would be covered by the employer's workmen's compensation. If a student works for an agency or company but receives compensation only for his out-of-pocket expenses or receives no compensation at all, that student could be considered as a volunteer worker and not eligible for workmen's compensation. Although there are no court cases to refer to, a court may construe receiving room, board, or other necessities from an employer in lieu of money payment as employment. Whether or not a student is not given workmen's compensation, he may resort to common law tort action should an injury occur. (MJM)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Kentucky