The term "grand bargain" is somewhat disfavored in Washington these days. But it shouldn't be; after all, a civilized society requires compromise and negotiation to move forward. Without those things, the clash of competing interests can harm everyone.
It's better, ultimately, to face your fears. Perhaps you've been injured at work but are reluctant to pursue a workers' compensation claim because you fear your employer may hold it against you. If you are facing that situation, keep in mind that the employer is not legally allowed to do that.
The goal of workers' compensation is to help injured workers get back on their feet after getting hurt at work. Each injury and each person is different, and it takes longer to come back from some injuries than others.