Judge Torrey’s Essays
During his entire career, the Honorable David B. Torrey has pursued a passionate scholarly interest in workers’ compensation. His articles have been published in numerous respected journals.
For our centennial celebration, Judge Torrey edited a 546-page illustrated book, written by 20 contributors, The Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Centennial, a Narrative and Pictorial Celebration. Follow this link to purchase it from the PBA website store.
As this website evolved, he shared with us some of his articles
- Work-Accidents and the Law (1910)
- PA Industrial Accidents Commission Report (1912)
- No Right to Trial by Jury (1915)
- Hawk’s Nest Tunnel Tragedy Highlights Occupational Disease (1930-32)
- A Short Bibliography
- Arthur Larson: Most Influential Workers’ Compensation Scholar in U.S. History
- Professor Francis H. Bohlen: Father of Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation?
- Before Workers’ Compensation: Work Injuries in Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle
- The Relation of Workers’ Compensation Enactments to the Growth of Occupational Medicine and Industrial Hygiene
- Before Pennsylvania, Before the U.S., Before England: The Germans as the Progenitors (1884) of No-Fault Liability for Work Accidents