Get hurt at work? File for workers comp. That’s the fund that takes care of you if you have a job-related injury. For many employees, it’s just that simple. But, as Karen Foshay reports, some California workers with the biggest medical problems are having the hardest time getting the help they need.
This story was supported by the Conrad N. Hilton Foundation.
Informative NBC investigative series highlighting the issues with the California Workers’ Compensation utilization review process and its impact on injured workers. California Applicants’ Attorneys Association assisted with these stories in order to increase public awareness of this important issue and further the discussion of other issues present in the current Workers’ Compensation system.
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