Rep. Gayle Harrell Discusses the Need for Workers’ Comp Reform

By: Florida Chamber of Commerce

“We live in Florida, which is a very litigious state— and that’s part of our problem.”

-Representative Gayle Harrell

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In order to keep Florida’s workers’ comp working, Rep. Harrell stresses the importance of reforming Florida’s lawsuit climate.

“We live in Florida, which is a very litigious state— and that’s part of our problem. So how do we really make sure we can reduce those rates, stop the lawsuits and make sure that works are covered? We want workers to get taken care of, we want them to get well and we want them to go back to work and continue to earn those dollars and be, as I like to say, productive tax paying citizens— that’s the goal. And we want our small businesses to be able to keep their doors open.”