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Workers compensation laws criticized for not offering enough employee protection

In a report on Kansas’s workers compensation system, the Associated Press commented that reckless employers are free from legal action even if their negligence led to the injuries of a worker. Worker’s compensation benefits in the state are capped at a certain amount based on the injured employee‘s wages and the extent of the injury. Employees under this worker’s compensation system cannot take legal action against their employers in cases of personal injury at work. The AP stated that since businesses get coverage after paying insurance premiums, worker’s compensation payments should be the remedy for injured employees.