Definition of workmen's compensation noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

workmen's compensation

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(also informal workmen's comp
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(in the US) payments made to a person who is injured while at work or who becomes ill because of their work. To protect their workers, employers are required by law to pay money into a workmen's compensation insurance plan run by the US government. The system began in 1908. Sam had to spend a week in bed, but workmen's comp covered it.