Injured workers face toughest test in Wyo.

Laramie, Wyo. – Wyoming's benefits for seriously injured workers are among the lowest in the nation.

Greg Krohm directs the IAIABC, a group that represents workers' compensation divisions from different states.

He says Wyoming's benefits for minor injuries, like a broken finger, are about the same as other states.

But Wyoming's benefits for severe temporary disabilities - and permanent disabilities - are worse than other states.

Krohm says one thing Wyoming does is stop paying many benefits after a certain number of weeks.

Workers' advocates in Wyoming say the state's high rate of injuries justifies higher benefits for severely injured workers.

Wyoming has the nation's second-highest rate of deaths on the job.