Jun 22, 2022
Origins of Work Comp CLE Summary
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Time Schedule:  60 minutes

Summary of Topics Covered


Introduction of Instructor Michael Duff

European System and the French Train Project of 1832

Swiss Early Structure

German System and Otto Von Bismarck

English Evolution:

  • Factor Acts
  • Inspectorates
  • Fencing
  • Liability Statutes
  • WC Act of 1897

American Liability Acts/Federal Employee Liability Act of 1908
How These Issues Still Affect Work Comp in Wyoming Today


Instructor Michael Duff, Esq. Bio:

Professor of Law, University of Wyoming
Founder, Co-Editor and Author, Workers’ Compensation Law Professors’ Blog
National Labor Relations Board, Regional Office Attorney
McTeaque, Higbee & Mac Adam, Associate
Massachusetts Department of Industrial Accidents, Law

Honors and Awards

2017 University of Wyoming College of Law Extraordinary Merit Award
Fellow, American Bar Foundation
Member, National Academy of Social Insurance
Fellow, College of Workers’ Compensation Lawyers
Pound Academic Fellow, Pound Civil Justice Institute
Recognition Award, Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group
Centennial Distinguished Professor of Law, University of Wyoming College of Law 2014-2017



Workers’ Compensation Law
Teachers Manual for Workers’ Compensation Law
Wyoming Workers Compensation Law (forthcoming)
Secunda, Hirsch & Duff, Labor Law: A Problem Based Approach
Labor, Civil Resistance, and the Rule of Law

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