Workers’ compensation benefits have been slowly dwindling over the last few years.
According to Truthout.com, more than 30 states since 2003 have passed laws that reduce benefits for injured workers. These reductions make it difficult for employees to get required medical care and can often become extremely burdensome on themselves and their families.
Some of the largest workers’ comp cuts came from Arizona, California, Florida, Oklahoma, and a few other states. The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) states that a lot of injured and disabled workers do not even enter the workers’ comp system, as too many benefits have been lost.
A coal operations worker in Illinois, Steve Emery, is facing loosing his workers’ comp because Governor Bruce Rauner wants to get rid of injur