The Next Assault on Workers' Comp

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The Next Assault on Workers' Comp

Postby Webmaster » February 25th, 2005, 9:44 am

** Required Reading **

The Next Assault on Workers' Comp
Labor Research Association

Introduction

The goal of the business community, represented in its most radical form by the National Federation of Independent Businesses, is to drastically reduce workers' compensation costs to the barest possible level while maintaining the legal protection that comes with exclusive remedy. The strategy combines a number of related elements: cutting benefits to a negligible level, tightening eligibility to exclude all but the most obviously injured workers, discouraging all workers from filing claims, and eliminating claimant attorney involvement.

All of this requires legislative change at the state level.

http://www.injuredworker.org/Library/Workers_Comp_Fraud/The_Next_Assualt_on_WC.htm

Note: Among other things, it says, "The presumption of widespread claimant fraud is a tool used by employers to undermine the validity of the workers' compensation system and pave the way for draconian restrictions in eligibility and massive cuts in benefits."
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