By Michael Grabell / ProPublica A new Department of Labor report says cuts to state workers’ comp systems have left injured workers with inadequate benefits and raises the specter of federal oversight.
An injured worker, who was featured in a ProPublica/NPR investigation, testified about the cost of cutting benefits. He asked lawmakers not to make the kind of cuts that got him evicted from his home.
Michael Grabell, ProPublica, and Howard Berkes, NPR: Over the past decade, state after state has been dismantling America's workers' comp system with disastrous consequences for many of the hundreds of thousands of people who suffer...
The U.S. Department of Labor has begun investigating whether alternative plans to state workers' comp benefits are unfair to injured workers and violate federal law.
The Department of Labor is calling for an "exploration" of federal oversight of state workers' compensation laws because of "inadequacies of the system," leaving workers with "limited benefits."