How Do Your State’s Workers Comp Benefits Stack Up?

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Where you live can make the difference when it comes to workers compensation insurance benefits. The disparity between payment for worker injuries is pretty broad from coast to coast.

For instance, Pennsylvania workers with permanent eye injuries sustained on the job may receive up to $261,525 in benefits from workers comp; however, Alabama workers with eye injuries unfortunately can only receive up to $27,000.

ProPublica reporter Michael Grabell and NPR’s Howard Berkes investigated the many differences between the states for identical on-the-job injuries. Learn more about their findings in the article “An Eye for an Eye? Not so much” at There are also interactive infographics for New Jersey and Pennsylvania that visitors can use to compare benefits between the states.


Have questions about filing a New York or Pennsylvania workers comp claim? Give Enforce a call for quick and friendly help with your workers compensation or general liability insurance questions.