Lawmakers gear up for Workers' Comp Fight
Tallahassee — The battle lines are being drawn. Or maybe they never went away.
But Florida senators this week got a taste of the debate that will play out in the coming months among business, legal and labor groups as the Legislature looks at revamping the workers' compensation insurance system.
For business groups, the issue is about too much money going to attorneys who represent injured workers. For workers' attorneys, the issue is about insurers not properly paying claims. And for labor unions, the issue is about a system that has slashed benefits for people hurt on the job.