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Lack of Correspondence Between Work-Related Disability and Receipt of Workers' Compensation Benefits

Type: 
Academic

 

This article finds that a significant number of workers with disabilities caused by workplace injuries and illnesses do not receive workers' compensation. The article identifies and examines factors contributing to this lack of coverage and presents possible solutions. 

Source: Spieler, Emily A. and John F. Burton Jr., The Lack of Correspondence Between Work-Related Disability and Receipt of Workers' Compensation Benefits, American Journal of Industrial Medicine 55:487-505 (2012).

About the Source: Re-thinking Workers’ Compensation-The Human Rights Perspective, the June 2012 special open-access issue of the American Journal of Industrial Medicine, is now available online. These articles emerged from background papers prepared for the national meeting, “Rethinking Workers’ Compensation: Developing Strategies to Protect Injured/Ill Workers’ Basic Human Rights,” convened by NESRI in 2010.  Authors include Emily Spieler, John Burton, Jeffrey Hilgert, Katherine Lippel, Rebecca Smith and Martha McCluskey.