Is the Workmans’ Compensation System Going Downhill Towards Disaster?

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Robert Golan

Over the last 10 years, many states have been dismantling the Workers’ Comp system of America with myriad disastrous consequences for several hundreds of thousands of citizens who have suffered serious injuries and implications during work every year. This occurrence has been found and reported after the completion of an NPR and ProPublica investigation. The cutbacks have been extremely drastic in certain places, even to a point that it’s virtually guaranteed that workers who sustain an injury would fall into poverty.

A Constant Battle or Is There Hope for Workers’ Compensation?

Workers battle insurance companies on a regular basis for years so that they are able to attain the prescriptions, surgeries and the assistance doctors recommend for them.

Often passed underneath the strict banner of “reform,” the modifications have been pushed by insurance companies and big businesses on the false pretenses that costs are severely out of control. In reality, employers are paying the lowest rates for comp insurance of workers since the beginning of the 1970s.

In 2013, insurers experienced the most profitable year of business in over a decade of providing services, which in turn brought in a solid 18 percent returns.

Is Workers’ Compensation Going Downhill?

The extent of which taxpayers have been paying the very costs of accidents in the workplace and the scope of the many changes have hardly attracted any national attention. This is due to the federal government stopping the monitoring of state workers comp laws more than 10 years prior. It has been concluded that the changes significantly undermine the most basic protections for workers who are injured on the job.

Contact Our Suffolk County Work Injury Compensation Lawyer

Hire our Suffolk County work injury compensation lawyer to ensure that you are treated fairly. Robert Golan, PC has helped thousands of clients receive settlement and/or award of their appeal. Contact Robert Golan, PC, for a consultation at 516-586-3910.

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