It’s bad enough that state legislatures, including ours right here in Minnesota, have chipped away at the rights and benefits of injured workers over the past 30 years. Now, some states are getting rid of workers’ compensation altogether and creating their own systems for compensating workers injured on the job. The argument made by business owners is, of course, that this is good for the injured working man or woman. Don’t believe it. If it’s being proposed by business you can bet that the motivation is strictly the bottom line – employers save money and the injured worker loses rights and benefits.
For more details about this scary prospect and how it is happening in other states, click on the link to read this excellent article : Inside Corporate America’s Campaign to Ditch Workers’ Comp.
As a work comp attorney representing injured workers for more than 30 years here in northern Minnesota, I find this to be a very scary development. If it is being pushed through in other states, you can be assured that it may eventually be tried here. Please feel free to share this article with anyone you feel might be interested.
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