NPR recently reported that the US Labor Department was calling for “exploration” of federal oversight and federal instituted minimum benefits in state workers’ compensation. The article, written by Howard Berkes and Michael Grabell for NPR.org and featured on The Walthew Law Firm Facebook page, was titled “Insult to Injury: America’s Vanishing Worker Protection.”
That category certainly caught the attention of the workers’ compensation lawyers at The Walthew Law Firm. After all, we have been representing hard-working people in Seattle and across western Washington for almost eight decades. We know first-hand the ins and outs of Washington’s state system and how it effects local workers and their families.
“(The current benefits system) is really putting workers who are hurt on the job on a pathway to poverty.” says the Labor Department, citing a 2016 report titled “Does the Workers’ Compensation System Fulfill It’s Obligations to Injured Workers?” The report details changes in state workers’ comp laws that have resulted in “the failure of state workers’ compensation systems to provide [injured workers] with adequate benefits.”
“The Labor Department calls for “exploration” of “the establishment of standards that would trigger increased federal oversight if workers’ compensation programs fail to meet those standards.”
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