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.