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Most workers' compensation laws have burdens of proof requiring claimants to establish that workplace exposure more likely caused the disease than all other possible factors. Such strict proof requirements lead to frequent denials of benefits. (Credit: jobs 51/Shutterstock) Most workers’ compensation laws have burdens of proof requiring claimants to establish that workplace exposure more likely caused the disease than all other possible factors. Such strict proof requirements lead to frequent denials of benefits. (Credit: jobs 51/Shutterstock)

More than a century after the workers’ compensation system was implemented, it is becoming more evident that those suffering from job-related diseases are often left out, with no path to justice.

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