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Injured Workers Face Stacked Deck During Workers’ Comp Appeals Process, Critics Say - NBC Investigation, Part III

Many of California’s injured workers say they don’t have a fighting chance to recover under a workers’ compensation claim. The Investigative Unit is digging into a system that many patients and doctors say unfairly denies medical care, and examining an appeals process critics claim rubber-stamps denials of critical treatment. NBC Bay Area learned that nearly 90 percent of the time, anonymous reviewers agree injured workers don’t need the medical treatment their doctors have requested to get them back on the job. Sometimes it can lead to devastating consequences. Liz Wagner reports in a story that aired on Aug. 24, 2016. (Published Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016)

Source: Injured Workers Face Stacked Deck During Workers’ Comp Appeals Process, Critics Say | NBC Bay Area | Full story here

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