Plenty of blame to go around
Finally the truth comes out. Employers abuse the system more often than the much-maligned injured employee. (“Focus shifts to employers in workers’ comp audits,” Aug. 8).
Abuse is rampant in fields where people are paid low wages and are desperate to keep working no matter how unfair the conditions. Executives are not immune to this abuse either.
The state remains sorely understaffed and lacks the creativity to find solutions to both employer and employee abuses in workers’ comp.
The more outlandish statement is that employee abuses are now less than employers’. Just because cases aren’t regularly filed against employees doesn’t mean there are not thousands that should be.