Here is an article that shows the experience of a great number of California’s small businesses. As many such businesses can testify, workers compensation rates have yet to drop. The reason is simple: no amount of “reform” will reduce workers comp rates until we have concrete legislation that guarantees substantial rate reduction for our California businesses.
Knowing that, I voted against the reforms passed by the State Legislature and proposed by the Governor because they missed the most critical component: genuine rate relief. In addition, workers comp reform eroded injured workers' rights to choose their own doctor and to receive adequate medical care.
So, how about you? Have your workers compensation rates gone down? If you’re an injured worker, has your medical care and rehabilitation been impacted?