Sunday, November 05, 2006

The Truth about Thad Balkman and Working Families

1. Balkman voted to take away your right to pick your doctor if you get hurt on the job, even if it requires surgery.

2. Balkman voted to limit benefits of firefighters burned on the job and defined torn rotator cuffs, carpal tunnel injuries “soft tissue injuries”.

3. Balkman voted to decrease benefits, the insurance company no longer has to pay your lost wages for all of the time the company doctor has you off work.

4. Balkman decreased benefits for older workers who are hurt while working. It doesn’t matter if you take longer to heal the older you get.

5. Balkman voted to require the injured worker, who the doctor won’t let return to the job pay for their own vocational training plan.

6. Balkman voted for a bill that actually increased the number of trials and delays for an injured worker to get the benefits they are entitled to.

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