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New Podcast features President Cathy Stanton, Past President Deborah Kohl and Board Member Alan Pierce
On the May edition of Workers’ Comp Matters Host and Attorney Alan Pierce talks with two highly-respected guests in the field of workers’ compensation attorneys. The first half of the show he will speak with President of the Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) Cathy Stanton regarding proposed Federal legislation reforming the law regarding the Medicare Set-aside requirements as well as the recently enacted SMART Act.
WILG President Informs National Economic & Social Rights Initiative (NESRI) of State Legislative Issues & Activities
The Workers' Injury Law and Advocacy Group (WILG) was formed to represent the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of workplace injuries and illness. To that end, we are tracking trends throughout the country, mobilizing and building coalitions and opposing legislation that is aimed at eroding the right and benefits of injured workers.
Welcome to the Home of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group!
Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers
Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group is the national non-profit membership organization dedicated to representing the interests of millions of workers and their families who, each year, suffer the consequences of workplace injuries and illnesses. The group acts principally to assist attorneys and non-profit groups in advocating the rights of injured workers through education, communication, research,
and information gathering.
WILG was founded in 1995 by a small group of claimants' attorneys and has grown into an organization of over 1,000 members representing every state in the nation. Our members include sole practitioners, attorneys from multi-lawyer firms and paralegals. WILG works everyday to make sure that as the challenges that face injured workers change, we evolve to meet those new challenges. Workers’ Injury Law and Advocacy Group has grown into an important, national voice for workers. WILG’s members are committed to improving the quality of legal representation to those injured on the job or victims of occupational illness by superior legal education and by keeping informed of legislative and judicial proceedings.
WILG 40th Anniversary of 1972 WVC Commission Symposium
WILG held a Symposium commemorating the 40th Anniversary of the National Commission on State Workmen's Compensation Laws, on Thursday, July 26, 2012, at the Hilton Chicago Hotel. The National Commission, appointed by the Nixon Administration, issued its report in July 1972, describing the states' workers' compensation laws "in general neither adequate nor equitable," recommending minimal federal standards to cure the deficiency. This led to a decade when most states significantly improved their laws to avoid the federal standards. Since then, however, workers' compensation benefits have been cut back and compensability rules tightened. The program featured a star-studded group of speakers, including 3 Commissioners, who addressed what needs be done to restore the adequacy of workers' compensation programs and how best to get that done.
Contact Juli Gaston at firstname.lastname@example.org to obtain the symposium materials