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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

LawShelf Educational Media | Evaluated Learning Experience

Workers’ Compensation (EMP-202)


Various (self-study, self-paced).

Various, distance learning format.

December 2021 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Online/distance learning
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to: identify elements an injured worker must present in a workers’ compensation claim; differentiate between the tests that have been developed to determine whether an injury was employment related; differentiate between four types of benefits: temporary disability, permanent disability, medical, and death benefits; articulate the difference between scheduled and non-scheduled injuries; and describe “aggravation” and explain how a claimant can prove aggravation of a pre-existing condition.


This course provides a comprehensive overview of workers’ compensation law. Though workers’ compensation law varies from state to state, the course discusses trends and general rules that apply throughout the country. Other topics include workers compensation claims and benefits as well as focusing on allowable benefits for scheduled and non-scheduled injuries.

Credit recommendation: 

In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 3 semester hours in Workers' Compensation Law (6/21).