|Author||Subject: Attention Wal-Mart workers: Please do not report injuries (A Washington newspaper article)|
|Del|| Posted At 14:47:24 06/03/2001
Read the complete article in the WI "Ins. Fraud Exposed" page available from the main page. (also from the headline scroller)
Attention Wal-Mart workers: Please do not report injuries, an article published by Seattle Weekly, details Wal-Marts refusal to provide RSD treatment to an employee until such treatment couldn't help her anymore and lists other cases of worker abuse.
In the article, officials of Washington's Department of Labor and Industries contend that Wal-Mart mistreats its injured employees in the state. Regulators state that Wal-Mart has managed its program so badly, for so many years, that it should no longer be allowed to self-insure. L&I says the company "repeatedly failed" to respond to worker claims, or pay workers their benefits, in a timely way; that it prematurely cut off employees' replacement wages or "miscalculated" them; that it has shown "consistently poor record keeping," and has even failed to provide "adequate first aid facilities."
Re: Attention Wal-Mart workers: Please do not report injuries (A Washington newspaper article) (Currently 0 replies)
Posted At 11:41:12 06/15/2001
If Walmart is doing it there you know its happening in every other state. Don't expect stateinsurance commisioners to investigate. In Oregon this agency is in DCBS, the same once as work comp. Its headed by Mary Nedig who has a long history of policies that screw the worker in favor of business and ins companies.
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