In Rebuttal, Florida Workers' Comp Laws Are Inadequate
I am the attorney who represented Daniel Stahl in his actions to eliminate Florida Statute Section 440.11. That is the section of the compensation law that makes workers' compensation the "exclusive remedy" for all on-the-job injuries.
No attempt was made to have the entire act scrapped. Workers' compensation does work but for fewer and fewer injured workers with each set of "reforms." Since October 1974, every compensation enactment save one was intended to reduce benefits to injured workers. The one benefit that was increased was the death benefit. It was $100,000, and now it is $150,000. Someone please explain to me how the family of an injured worker, maybe a police officer or firefighter with a wife and two young children, can make it on what is about four years of compensation?