Employers are responsible for the safety and well-being of the people working for them. Lately, however, employers have been lobbying states to relax laws related to workplace accidents and injuries. Journalists Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes discuss the plight of injured workers in the absence of adequate workers’ compensation. getAbstract recommends this article to policy makers, worker advocates and human resource professionals.
In this summary, you will learn
- How workers’ compensation benefits are changing,
- How the new workers’ compensation system affects workers and
- Why outside medical reviewers are often pro-employer.
About the Authors
Michael Grabell covers economic and labor issues for ProPublica, and has previously reported on temp agencies, the stimulus and the TSA. Howard Berkes is a correspondent for the NPR Investigations Unit and has reported on coal-mine and workplace safety.