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U.S. Labor Department: States Are Failing Injured Workers

A recently released U.S. Department of Labor report details the bleak fate facing the nation's injured workers, noting that those hurt on the job are at "great risk of falling into poverty" because state workers' compensation systems are failing to provide them with adequate benefits. The report lays the groundwork for renewed federal oversight of state workers' comp programs, providing a detailed history of the government's past efforts to step in when states fell short.