Workers’ Comp Action Alert
Please urge your State Senator to support workers’-comp reform! Senate Bill 5822, would enact a series of workers’-compensation reforms designed to reduce workers’-compensation time-loss costs and help reduce workers’-compensation premiums.
This is the ONLY bill before the Legislature that could help reduce employment costs for employers!
- clarifies the definition of occupational disease to help ensure these diagnoses are clearly related to the employee’s job.
- removes the current age restriction for workers’ to settle their workers’-compensation claims with employers rather than going on time loss. (Currently, a worker has to be 50 years old to even be considered for a settlement. This means that younger workers are stuck on time loss and dealing with L&I rather than being able to get out of the system quickly and back to work. This also leaves employers paying much higher time-loss costs for a pension system that pays attorneys first -- before it pays workers.)
- provides additional cost-reducing administrative fixes that are needed in the system.
Click here to send your state Senator an email urging in them to support SB 5822!