The amount employers pay into workers’ compensation programs is at historic lows.
Workers’ comp is not burdening business.
The costs of workplace injuries and illness have shifted to workers.
I don’t agree with the author’s recommendations for improving workers’ compensation (federal preemption) but am convinced that the evidence is strongly on the side of ending the current spate of “cost reduction aka profit enhancement” proposals that show up in state legislatures annually. We should be focusing on improving the system for workers and reducing the human and economic costs for injured workers and their families.