The 'Demolition' of Workers’ Compensation and Injured Workers’ Rights on The American Law Journal television program, Video Online Now

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View how workers’ compensation benefits are decreasing and some states are allowing companies to choose “private” comp benefits on "Workers Comp at 100 Years, Trouble Ahead?" broadcast on the Philadelphia CNN-News affiliate WFMZ-TV

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The program examines the overall declining benefits for injured workers across the country including the “value” of lost or damaged “body parts,” third party settlements and medical benefits.

Attorneys on the television program The American Law Journal said workers compensation programs may be turning 100 years old, but if recent investigations by ProPublica and NPR are accurate, workers’ compensation has little to celebrate. While corporations and states slash benefits, a new ‘opt out’ movement has unions, trial lawyers and insurance companies concerned.

Video is online now of The American Law Journal's examination "Workers’ Comp at 100: Trouble Ahead?” Joining attorney host Christopher Naughton are compensation claimant’s attorney George Badey of Badey Sloan & DiGenova, respondent's counsel Anthony Salvino of White & Williams and longtime Pennsylvania Workers’ Compensation Judge the Hon. Joseph Hakun.

The program examines the overall declining benefits for injured workers across the country including the “value” of lost or damaged “body parts,” third party settlements and medical benefits.

In an opening feature report The Legal Intelligencer newspaper's Senior Staff Writer Gina Passarella examined the history of workers’ comp, spearheaded by President Theodore Roosevelt, to today’s controversial corporate “opt out” policies taking root in some states. Claimants’ attorneys Jeffrey Gross of Batt & Gross, Joseph Hutteman of Martin Law and former Workers’ Comp Judge Geoffrey Dlin of Krasno, Krasno & Onwudinjo comments as do respondents’ attorneys Laurie Carroll of Naulty, Scaricamazza & McDevitt and Paul Fires of Weber Gallagher Simpson Stapleton Fires & Newby.

https://www.propublica.org/article/the-demolition-of-workers-compensation
https://www.propublica.org/article/inside-corporate-americas-plan-to-ditch-workers-comp

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The American Law Journal is the weekly talk-feature program airing Monday evenings on the CNN-News affiliate for Philadelphia WFMZ-TV 69. All programs are available at http://www.LawJournalTV.com.

The program won an Emmy for the program "Sexual Orientation, LGBT & the Workplace: ENDA of Discrimination?" in the Interview/Discussion category of the 2015 Emmy Awards in the Mid Atlantic chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. The program was also nominated in three other categories.

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