Viewpoint: Keep Florida’s Workers’ Comp System Working

By: Mark Wilson

Job creators beware … even though your business’ workers’ compensation rates continue decreasing, several pending Florida Supreme court case outcomes could reverse that trend – potentially pushing your rates toward the near record levels of the early 2000’s.

As Florida’s leading advocate fighting to keep workers’ comp working, the potential impact of the high court’s ruling could threaten Florida’s improving business climate.

Consider the facts: for more than 10 years, the Florida Chamber has led efforts to help lower workers’ comp rates by almost 60 percent. In 2003, when Florida’s rates were the second highest in the country, a united business community joined with the Florida Chamber in successfully urging elected leaders to address cost drivers like outrageous, higher-than-the-national-average plaintiff lawyer fees.

 

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