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U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers by Michael Grabell ProPublica, SHARE SHARE SHARE

U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers

by Michael Grabell ProPublica, Oct. 5, 2016, 6:01 a.m.

A U.S. Department of Labor report released today details the bleak fate facing the nation’s injured workers, noting that those hurt on the job are at “great risk of falling into poverty” because state workers’ compensation systems are failing to provide them with adequate benefits.

The report lays the groundwork for renewed federal oversight of state workers’ comp programs, providing a detailed history of the government’s past efforts to step in when states fell short. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, said in a statement Tuesday night that he was drafting legislation “to address many of the troubling findings laid out in this report” and hoped to advance it in the next Congress.

The 43-page report was prompted by a letter last fall from 10 prominent lawmakers, including Brown, urging more action to protect injured workers following a ProPublica and NPR series on workers’ comp. The stories found that since 2003, more than 30 states had changed their laws, causing some workers to lose their homes, or be denied surgeries or prosthetic devices their doctors recommended.

The Labor Department’s conclusions echo ProPublica and NPR’s findings that states have decreased benefits, created hurdles to medical care, raised the burden of proof to qualify for help and shifted costs to public programs, such as Social Security Disability Insurance.

The Occupational Safety and Health Administration, a division of the Labor Department, made similar findings last year. But Wednesday’s report underscores the prominence of the issue, as departmental investigations are typically reserved for White House priorities, such as increasing the minimum wage and guaranteeing paid family leave.

The report provides a roadmap of potential actions, but stops short of new policy recommendations in what appears to be a tacit nod to the fact that President Obama’s term is waning and substantial changes must wait for another administration. Labor Secretary Thomas Perez, who was shortlisted as a potential vice presidential candidate, is expected to hold a top job if Hillary Clinton wins the election next month.

“With this report, we’re sounding an alarm bell,” Perez said in an interview Tuesday. “A critical part of the safety net is being both attacked and eroded in no small measure because there are no federal minimum standards for workers’ compensation.”

“I hope that Congress will step up,” he added. “We have to fix this system.”

Workers’ comp dates back more than century, with each state having its own system of benefits, insurance rules and courts. Typically, when a worker is injured, employers pay their medical bills, a portion of their lost wages and compensation for any permanent disabilities. In exchange for prompt and certain benefits, workers are barred from suing their employers.

But as ProPublica and NPR found, the benefits can vary drastically, with compensation for an amputated arm ranging from $45,000 to $740,000, even in neighboring states.

The Labor Department report details how states have changed their laws largely in an effort to reduce business costs as they compete for new corporate headquarters, factories and warehouses 2014 a trend the report calls a “race to the bottom.”

It calls for policymakers to explore how to prevent the costs of workplace injuries and illnesses from being transferred to public programs, how to increase the sharing of injury data between insurers and public health researchers, and how to develop programs that help disabled workers return to the job.

Most significantly, it floats the idea of increasing federal oversight of state workers’ comp programs, which could include the appointment of a national commission, federal tracking of state laws and the establishment of minimum standards and penalties if states fail to meet them.

A presidential commission in 1972 came up with 19 guidelines for states to improve their workers’ comp systems and recommended that Congress mandate them if states didn’t act. Many states did, but as political winds shifted in the early 1980s, the threat of federal intervention passed.

The suggestion of increased federal involvement has set off alarm bells in the insurance and employer communities.

“Federal requirements imposed on a national basis would be inconsistent with the state workers’ compensation system, which has been in place for more than 100 years without federal oversight,” wrote Douglas Holmes in a recent blog post. Holmes is president of UWC, a business lobby group focused on unemployment and workers’ comp.

But in its report, the Labor Department notes that as far back as 1939, the agency considered setting guiding principles for workers’ comp as part of its mission. President Harry Truman spoke of promoting standards for state programs while President Dwight D. Eisenhower’s labor secretary sponsored the drafting of model workers’ comp laws.

Such involvement continued through the Ford and Carter administrations but was curtailed during the Reagan era. The Labor Department continued to track states’ compliance with the 1972 commission guidelines until 2004, when budget cuts ended the program.

Courts and lawmakers in several states have moved to restore workers’ comp protections since the ProPublica and NPR series published in 2015. Top courts in Florida and Oklahoma have overturned a number of business-friendly reforms highlighted in the series, including a two-year cap on wage benefits and a provision that allowed Oklahoma businesses to opt out of workers’ comp and write their own plans to care for injured employees. This summer, New Mexico’s Supreme Court granted farmworkers the right to workers’ comp for the first time in 100 years.

In California, the governor last week signed a bill that will reduce the roadblocks for workers to get medical care. And the state’s workers’ comp bureau is in the final stages of writing a new regulation that would allow more severely injured workers to qualify for home health care.

Last year, ProPublica profiled workers who had their home health aides taken away after a new law allowed insurance companies to reevaluate cases based on a more restrictive regulation.

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REBLOG IT!   Remember remember:  “Without a blog and a growing database, Injured Workers are Unarmed and Unprotect in the War On Workers.”  Tell your friends and neighbors; Congress already knows!

Read the October 20, 2015 letter from federal lawmakers to dol here.

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BUT WHAT ABOUT THE WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INDUSTRY BLOGS? WHO IS SAYING WHAT?

“WHY IS IT THAT NOBODY GIVES A DAMN IN THIS INDUSTRY ABOUT BIG MONEY FRAUD? – David DePaolo”

Are these the words of a “vociferous militant” or simply the words of an esteemed spokesman for all stakeholders in the Workers’ Compensation field?

Thank you, David DePaolo, for all you have done on behalf of America’s Injured Worker population. RIP. https://www.workcompcentral.com//columns/print/id/i321y06u1156781ij21g0v

See even more on LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/what-workers-compensation-industry-blogs-who-saying-linda-ayres

Be sure to take the self-guided virtual fb tour of Injured Worker Ghettos, Groups and Kamps, and be sure to sign up for the blogs of all the ‘Industry Top Bloggers’ – you’ll find the links herein.

The 99% care! See more at LucyOccupy.com and share with your smart friends.

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Ask About Workers Comp Gravy Trains

  • Remember Remember the Words of David DePaolo, RIP:
  • The brokerage community has been successful for many years in steering the fraud debate towards the most minuscule part of fraud: injured workers; a segment of the fraud population that is so small that insurance companies comically seek big attention for thwarting a criminal act that typically does not amount to more than $10,000 in damage.

  • Where is the outcry, however, when brokers suck $4 billion out of a system on clever reinsurance chicanery (see our various stories and articles on Unicover) so they can make a half-billion dollars in fees? Why isn’t the Employer’s Fraud Task Force and other self-appointed…

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A Swath of Injured Workers on Facebook Are Seeking Help — Peeps on LinkedIn were asked: CAN YOU HELP?

More Talking Points for a GLOBAL SUMMIT on WorkComp Resolutions! WHAT ELSE?

Source: A Swath of Injured Workers on Facebook Are Seeking Help — Peeps on LinkedIn were asked: CAN YOU HELP?

 

About that Facebook Virtual Tour of the Injured Worker Kamps? Remember this blog from February? Yeah, right.

Here, the promised fb Virtual Tour… Check out and join some of the groups….lend a hand. #DodgeTheRads

Virtual FAST Tour of the Facebook Injured Worker Ghettos, Kamps, Pages, Groups and Events – OccupyVirtually – Dodge The Rads

https://askaboutworkerscompgravytrains.com/2016/09/05/virtual-fast-tour-of-the-facebook-injured-worker-ghettos-kamps-pages-groups-and-events-occupyvirtually-dodge-the-rads/

#DodgeTheRads #OccupyVirtually #StayOuttaTheStreets

Something is terribly wrong with workers’ compensation, isn’t it?

#LaborDay WorkCompster Challenge: HELP RESOLVE AND SETTLE 100 OR MORE CASES BY 12/31/16. Create a model for success. You can do it.

FACEBOOK SEARCH RESULTS Injured Workers – Groups Injured Workers – Events Injured Workers – Pages Injured Workers – Videos Work Comp  – Groups Work Comp – Events Work Comp – Pages Workers compensat…

Source: #LaborDay WorkCompster Challenge: HELP RESOLVE AND SETTLE 100 OR MORE CASES BY 12/31/16. Create a model for success. You can do it.

 

 

 

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Workers’ Compensation SOBs and Global WOE from Australia Canada and USA

WORKERS’ Compensation is a HUGE PROBLEM in USA, Canada, UK, Australia & beyond.. The Australians are somewhat organized…. Canadian are vocal…. Americans……not so much.

So many sad, SOB stories in Workers Compensation, that non-injured people so often fail to believe, huh?

Well, as you know, WITHOUT A BLOG AND A GROWING DATABASE, INJURED WORKERS ARE UNARMED. UNPROTECTED AND SOL  IN THE GLOBAL WAR ON WORKERS.

It’s time for Injured Workers Uniting – Silent No More because SOMETHING IS TERRIBLY WRONG WITH WORKERS’ COMPENSATION, ISN’T IT?

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Here’s one group in Australia, INJURED WORKERS SUPPORT NETWORK AUSTRALIA,

What is the Injured Workers Support Network? Your Questions Answered

This week the main question asked was “What is the Injured Workers Support Network?”

 

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WE NEED GROUPS LIKE THIS EVERYWHERE, SO IT WOULD SEEM TO ME, IN EVERY COUNTRY AND EACH OF THOSE COUNTRIES WITH WORKERS THEN MUST CONNECT WITH THE OTHERS. THE INTERNET MAKES IT POSSIBLE.  Maybe something like this:

 

IDWA-USA Injured Disabled Workers Associations – USA

ABOUT THIS GROUP

IDWA-USA Injured Disabled Workers Associations – USA is an idea whose time has come.  Join in the vision of INJURED DISABLED WORKERS ASSOCIATIONS across the USA to include every State, and around the globe

Coming soon, something like:

IDWA-AU Injured Disabled Workers Associations – Australia

IDWA – CANADA – Injured Disabled Workers Associations – Canada

IDWA – Injured Disabled Workers Association – UK

IDWA – Injured Disabled Workers Association – Singapore




Joining in creating a global effort… one group, one page, one post, one blog, one email, one phone call, one action at a time…

Any time, anywhere and Injured Worker reaches out for help, I want the hand of IDWA to be there, and for that, I am responsible.

 

Here’s the Australia website…. INJURED WORKERS SUPPORT NETWORK AUSTRALIA http://www.injuredworkerssupport.org.au/

Contact info is at the end of the brief video… I’ll do what I can to reach out to Rowmen. Perhaps you will, too?

They even invite Injured Worker stories, and probably don’t have nasty ol’ trolls trying to stop them from helping, by threatening “legal action.”

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Sidebar: The editor I thought would be able to help ME get YOUR stories properly edited and formatted and ready for ebook didn’t work out. I think the topic of what’s happening is too harsh.  “Next!”     We may just put it together and e-publish on Create Space and call it ” SURVIVING WORKERS COMPENSATION – Draft 1″  😀

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NOBODY WANTS TO BELIEVE THIS KRAP HAPPENS IN THEIR OWN COUNTRY….. UNDERSTAND THAT, AND CONDUCT YOURSELVES ACCORDINGLY.

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In the USA we have NAIDW.org – a great online resource. Give Jon A. Arbay a shout-out and see if they need any volunteers to help with anything and everything… Maybe Jon will address this group in a FB Note or blog and tell us how we can support them supporting American Injured Workers.

Here’s their FB page:
https://www.facebook.com/naidw/ 😀

I think he’s still here in this group too, unless we ran him off.

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Who will find out about a similar group in Canada and bring the info back to this group?

On FB there is Injured Workers Fighting WSIB but it says it’s a ‘government organization’… ?? https://www.facebook.com/ONIWGNETWORK/

Here is their Google+ site on WSIB Corruption? https://plus.google.com/communities/107513170697707197393

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If you are a part of these organizations, please check with your members and bring a post here to this group, identify what sort of help you need, and we’ll see what we can do.

I reached out to some other virtual groups recently; we’ll see how they respond… I’m pretty hopeful that once they grasp the atrocities being committed, they will want to lend a hand.

If any of you have made any progress with establishing your own blog, let me know. Send me the link with WORKCOMP BLOG somewhere in the subject line at WorkCompLinda@gmail.com and start building your email list.

We need “units of service in every state—people to people.” I would imagine the same is required in Canada… province to province?

FB is not enough….

In USA, Injured Workers did not fight against a known industry Workers’ Compensation propaganda blitz that was told about in February, and launched in May, publicly, on their blogs.

If you don’t follow industry blogs, and don’t have your own blog, well, you know the ol’ saying… WITHOUT A BLOG….. INJURED WORKERS ARE UNARMED AND UNPROTECTED AND SOL.

IDEAS??!?!

Anybody there with an interest in saving lives from the WorkComp extermination machinery with some extra blogging etc…#OccupyVirtually….. as if lives depend on it??

There is one active Injured Worker blogger in the USA, to the best of my knowledge. The US Work Comp industry has 22 bloggers shaping public opinion with massive amounts of disinformation.

There are a handful of Injured Worker’s with Facebook pages and groups. A couple posters on LinkedIn. Any other BLOGGERS you have discovered?

My 2 WorkComp blogs:

AskAboutWorkersCompGravyTrains.com/list-of-posts/ since 2013

MyWorkCompCoach.com

 

I am working on assembling some anonymous injured worker stories (for the protection of the injured workers from retaliation) and I’m working on creating an eCourse to illustrate how to escape the system and regain/reclaim civil and human rights.

Too many injured Workers our “dying on their knees”

The Australians in the above video seem to have a model that works. Any thoughts?

MESSAGE me or mail at WorkCompLinda@gmail.com if you have ideas to share? Thanks! Linda

 



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ps What do RADS have to do with Workers’ Compensation, you may opine??!!  Think about compromised immune systems, for starters.  Google search YOUR RADIATION THIS WEEK.  Take all necessary precautions.   After Fukushima triple nuclear meltdowns in March 2011, many Australians believed the nuclear industry propaganda that they were ‘safe’ in the Southern Hemisphere… that was partially true…for a few weeks.  That was a long time ago, and the internet has been seriously ‘scrubbed’ so you don’t have to fret too much about those harsh realities either.  Just sayin…

CESIUM-137 ATTACKS THE HEART – HOW’S YOUR TICKER TODAY?

If you skipped physics, just ponder on ‘COMPROMISED IMMUNE SYSTEMS’ AND HEART ATTACKS … and then cancers and worse… massives die-offs of smaller species are in progress, and who doesn’t know someone who has suddenly and mysteriously and puzzlingling ‘dropped dead’?

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#DodgeTheRads  – Bob Nichols Said WHAT Else?

MyWorkCompCoach.com – WE ALL HAVE A STORY TO TELL!

So, #Blog and #DodgeTheRads… and think of how you can help your neighbors….whether you are an ol’ timer in WorkComp, a Newbie, or got out and came back to the battle fields to help the Hostages escape…. only the ones willing and able to escape. Stockholm Syndrome survivors will have follow…

#OccupyVirtually – #OccupyWorkComp

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