Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protections

Number 27358
Subject Worker's compensation
Source ProPublica & NPR
State
Year 2015
Publication Date 3/4/15; 3/5/15; 3/25/15; 3/30/15; 5/25/15; 8/24/15; 10/14/15; 12/11/15; 12/29/15
Summary Driven by big business and insurers, states nationwide are dismantling workers’ compensation, slashing benefits to injured workers and making it more difficult for them to get care. Meanwhile employers are paying the lowest rates for workers’ comp insurance since the 1970s. http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/workers-compensation-benefits-by-limb http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/workers-comp-reform-by-state https://projects.propublica.org/graphics/workcomp-company http://projects.propublica.org/graphics/workers-compensation-premiums-down http://www.npr.org/2015/03/05/390930229/grand-bargain-in-workers-comp-unravels-harming-injured-workers-further
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Keywords business; states; government; injuries; funding; benefits
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