The Erosion of the Workers' Compensation System in America
The following is an excerpt from an excellent article detailing the strange and often frustrating differences in compensation for permanent partial disability from state to state.
"While these benefit tables are just one part of a larger workers’ comp system, they provide a vivid picture of the wildly divergent, sometimes nonsensical patchwork of laws that enrage employers and employees alike."
"What’s the difference? You lose your leg, it don’t matter where you lose it," said Eric Bennett, whose insurer says he’s only entitled to the Alabama max of $44,000 for the leg he lost at a fertilizer mill. "It should be the same. A leg is a leg."
You can find the full article here: http://www.propublica.org/article/how-much-is-your-arm-worth-depends-where-you-work.