Over the past decade, state legislatures have been dismantling America’s workers’ compensation system with serious economic consequences for many workers who suffered serious on the job injuries. The cutbacks have been so drastic in some places that injured workers fall into poverty.
(Even though railroad workers have FELA protections and are not subject to workers’ compensation restrictions or protections, the following article illustrates what “anti-worker/anti-labor” legislation has done.)
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