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Thursday, April 11, 2013

Texas: The Wild West in Action Without Workers' Compensation

Texas for all intents and purposes eliminated its workers' compensation system. Now comes a scathing report from National Public Radio (NPR) about how bad it is for workers who get injured in Texas.

"According to the study, 1 in every 5 Texas construction workers will require hospitalization because of injuries on the job. Texas is the only state in the nation without mandatory workers' compensation, meaning hospitals and taxpayers usually end up shouldering the cost when uncovered construction workers are hurt."

Listen to the complete story: Construction Booming In Texas, But Many Workers Pay Dearly