Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Workers Comp: A Colossal Failure

Guess what? Workers Comp doesn't work. And if you don't believe me, go read this:

A new report released today by the consumer rights group, Center for Justice & Democracy (CJ&D), finds that workers’ compensation programs throughout the country have been devastating for injured workers, leaving them to contend with an adversarial bureaucracy and inadequate benefits that render many destitute. The report, “Workers’ Compensation – A Cautionary Tale,” calls the workers’ compensation program a “colossal failure.” It also notes, “[t]he real winners are insurance companies, which continue to boast record profits as workers’ benefits are declining.”
Full report(s) are here:

News Release: Workers Compensation - A Cautionary Tale (September 20, 2006)(PDF)Click here for national report (PDF)

State Reports (PDF):