Letter to the Editor: Injured workers need support for sure, and certain relief
WSI's denial of injured workers' claims made headlines last week. According to the latest performance review, over 900 more North Dakota claims are being denied now than 5 years ago. That is 17 per week or 3 per working day. This is shocking but not a new story. There was an increase in adjusted rate of denial from 6.9% in 2005 to 10.6% in 2009, apparently due to a "change in management philosophy" at WSI.
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