Inside Corporate America’s Campaign to Ditch Workers’ Comp

Source: Michael Grabell and Howard Berkes, ProPublica and NPR, October 14, 2015

One Texas lawyer is helping companies opt out of workers’ compensation and write their own rules. What does it mean for injured workers?

Price Check: How Companies Value Body Parts (interactive)
Benefits for the same body part can differ dramatically depending on which company you work for.

The Demolition of Workers’ Comp
Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.

How Much Is Your Arm Worth? Depends On Where You Work
Each state determines its own workers’ compensation benefits, which means workers in neighboring states can end up with dramatically different compensation for identical injuries.