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Workers Comp ChatGPT – The History of Workers’ Compensation


Workers Comp ChatGPT Was Totally Wrong on History

I started to use Workers Comp ChatGPT to see what the AI had to say about how we got to where we are in the World of Workers Comp.  See below.  I was attempting to see what Workers Comp ChatGPT would look like and to see how accurate the AI was on a subject near and dear to me, the newsletter readers, and the article readers.  Wow! Bummer – see below.  ChatGPT is currently down.  How can AI be down?  I tried to use ChatGPT premium.  That was also a dead-end.  The system came back on after 45 minutes.   You can find ChatGPT at this link.  I recommend giving it a visit and asking a question to see if the new wave AI is up to par.
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My Question – Describe the History of Workers’ Compensation

See the next section for my comments on Workers Comp ChatGPT.

The history of workers’ compensation dates back to the Industrial Revolution of the late 19th century when rapid industrialization and modernization led to an increase in work-related injuries and deaths. Prior to workers’ compensation laws, injured workers had few options for compensation and were often left without any means of support.

The first workers’ compensation law in the world was enacted in Germany in 1884. <Totally Incorrect> It provided benefits for workers who were injured on the job, regardless of fault. Other European countries followed suit, and by the turn of the century, workers’ compensation laws had been established in many European nations.

In the United States, workers’ compensation laws were first enacted at the state level in the early 20th century. In 1911, Wisconsin became the first state to pass a comprehensive workers’ compensation law. Other states soon followed, and by 1949, all states had some form of workers’ compensation program in place.

The basic idea behind workers’ compensation laws is that if an employee is injured on the job, the employer is responsible for paying for medical treatment and providing compensation for lost wages. This system is designed to ensure that injured workers receive prompt and fair compensation, without having to go through the time-consuming and expensive process of suing their employer.

Over the years, workers’ compensation laws have evolved to include a wide range of benefits, (I stopped it here).

AI is not as Accurate As One Thinks

As many Workers Comp pundits have been incorrect on the origins of Workers’ Compensation so was Workers Comp ChatGPT.

You can find the correct answer right here on this website.  See the Ancient Sumeria article here.   The first Workers’ Compensation system was created in 2050 BC in ancient Sumeria.  Surprisingly, they even had a Permanent Partial Disability schedule etched in stone tablets.

My Workers Comp ChatGPT article turned out to be inaccurate because I used AI.  The ChatGPT system will improve over the years.



James J Moore - Workers Comp Expert

Raleigh, NC, United States

About The Author...

James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Management Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
  • WorkCompCentral.com
  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
  • Workers Compensation.com
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Various trade publications


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