I was reviewing another worker’s compensation article that made a few great points. The posting at Washington and Business Costs should increase one’s concerns.
After businesses lobbied the DLI, which is the Department of Labor and Industries, they have considered a rate hike of no more than eight percent. It’s easy to suspect that the businesses being referred to in the article are insurance companies. The Labor groups take as much action as they can against the “Businesses” and the lawmakers with no success.
Among some of the changes other than increased rates include decreased payout amounts and lower settlements. If rates are increasing then why are the payouts decreasing? The only one that seems to be negatively affected is the injured worker. When an employee is injured at work, their income instantly drops sometimes by half. Now just imagine this extra burden. Who’s lobbying for the future injured? Nobody! It’s been mentioned many times, the representatives in the House look like they’re merely “Playing House”. Although Washington should be ashamed, there are still a few Work Comp Specialists and Physicians in your area.