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THE WORKMEN'S COMPENSATION, EMPLOYERS' LIABILITY
The volume here presented is the eighth of the present series of NEGLIGENCE AND COMPENSATION CASES ANNOTATED (cited as N. C. C. A.).
The law of negligence is now in a more chaotic condition than at any time within the last century, owing to the more liberal sentiments prevailing among courts and to the innumerable legislative acts adopted within recent years for the purpose of ameliorating the harsh principles of the negligence law as developed by judicial decisions in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. The relation of the various statutory provisions to one another and to the common law has not as yet been clearly established, nor has the extent to which the more liberal decisions of the past few years have affected the established principles of the law of negligence been determined. With these conditions in mind the publishers have endeavored to anticipate the wants of the profession by annotating the subjects in connection with which doubt or confusion was likely to exist.
Among other topics of interest covered by the present volume are the following: The Federal Employers' Liability Act as Construed and Applied by the Supreme Court of the United States down to April 5, 1915; Distinction between Assumption of Risk and Contributory Negligence; Common Law Actions where Employer has Failed or Refused to comply with Provisions of Compensation Acts; Risks Assumed under the Federal Employers' Liability Act.
In using this work reference should first be made to the Common Sense Index which accompanies this volume and which covers this and Volumes 6 and 7 N. C. C. A. This index should also be used in connection with the Common Sense Index for Volumes 1 to 5 N. C. C. A. previously issued.
For decisions antedating the period covered by N. C. C. A., reference should be made to the American Negligence Cases (17 volumes and digest, covering the period down to 1896) and the American Negligence Reports (21 volumes and digest, supplementing the earlier series down to 1910); thus by means of the three series comprising only 46 volumes, and digests, the profession is placed directly in touch with the entire law of negligence as developed by judicial decisions.
CALLAGHAN AND COMPANY. Chicago, July, 1915.