Sweeping changes could be in store for the state’s workers’compensation system — long criticized for providing paltryrecovery to injured workers and parsimonious fees to lawyers andexpert witnesses.

A nine-bill package, prefiled for the fall legislativesession, would increase benefits to disabled employees, raise thefees paid to lawyers and expert witnesses, reduce workers’ compinsurance premiums for employers and provide for greaterconfidentiality of medical records for disabled employees.

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