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Workmen's Compensation Difficulties #495435

NBC Evening News for Friday, Sep 02, 1977
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(Studio) Law with regard to workmen's compensation is clear, but execution is another matter.
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

(Norfolk, Virginia) Case of Mrs. Hazel Wolf, who was supply clerk at naval base in Norfolk, Virginia, cited; hasn't been able to get compensation she's entitled to receive Even her Congman., Representative William Whitehurst, hasn't been able to help her. [WHITEHURST - notes rude attitude of people in fed. agency for such compensations when contacted in attempts to get help for Mrs. Wolf.'] Situation of Wolf family cited. [Mrs. WOLF - describes family situation and seeming apathy of agency.] Washington, DC district office is blamed for holdup in getting claim settled by naval base civilian personnel officer working on case. [Mrs. Juanita BALDWIN - says unless her office calls or someone goes in person, nothing happens because of incompetence.] Description of conditions in Washington, DC office, against which charges have been leveled, noted; office director says he can't help disarray of office. [Office of Workers' Compensation director Harold HICKEY - says they don't have physical setup or resources to handle problem.] Labor Department's promises of changes noted; these don't help people like Mrs. Wolf while they're taking place.
REPORTER: Carole Simpson

(Studio) Mrs. Wolf finally got check, after NBC interceded with Labor Department
REPORTER: Tom Brokaw

Brokaw, Tom;
Simpson, Carole

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