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Friday, December 6, 2013

Trickle Down Stagnation

Workers' compensation is dependent the integration of federal benefits in many claims. As the federal government continues to stagnate legislatively, it is difficult for workers' compensation programs to maintain their viability and effectuating a medial social legislative system. Today's post, an editorial, from the New York Times, points out, that the federal government continues big political standoff. Unfortunately, the difficulties facing the federal government in formulating regulations and legislation, Will trickle-down two additional stagnation in the Worker's Compensation programs throughout the nation. Weather this is by design, or an unintentional consequence, the bottom line is that, but Workers' Compensation system Will need to be reformulated before choked out of existence.

Last week, in a fit of fury after they lost the ability to filibuster President Obama’s nominees, several Congressional Republicans threatened to retaliate by slowing things down on Capitol Hill. Democrats “will have trouble in a lot of areas because there’s going to be a lot of anger,” said Senator John McCain, Republican of Arizona, specifically warning that a United Nations disability treaty was now in danger of being rejected for the second time.

It’s hard to see how Republicans could slow things down more than they already have for the last several years. Yes, they can prevent committees from meeting and add days of wasted time to every nomination...

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Jon L. Gelman of Wayne NJ is the author NJ Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson) and co-author of the national treatise, Modern Workers’ Compensation Law (West-Thompson). For over 4 decades the Law Offices of Jon L Gelman  1.973.696.7900  have been representing injured workers and their families who have suffered occupational accidents and illnesses.