This document presents a review of the major issues of current concern to insurers, employers, workers, and government agencies regarding workers' compensation law.
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This is an executive summary of R-2716-ICJ.
Plaintiff attorneys on personal injury cases are typically paid a contingent fee. Contingent fees are widely believed to induce excessive litigation and are increasingly regulated.
A theoretical and empirical analysis of the disposition of malpractice claims compares the actual outcomes with the legal standard of payment equal to damages, if, and only if, negligence occurred.