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Thursday, June 14, 2012

National Experts Call Workers Compensation System Irrational and Unjust

National workers' compensation experts, Law school Dean Emily A. Spieler and Professor John F. Burton, in a recently published article in the American Journal of Industrial Medicine conclude that the present that the present  workers' compensation systems is "irrational" and "unjust." 

Characterizing the program as "....dizzying and frustrating in its complexity, and apparent irrationality,"   they conclude that "a substantial proportion of persons with work-related disabilities do not receive workers' compensation benefits." They review such alternatives as universal medical care, "providing healthcare to workers regardless of the source of injuries or disease."


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