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Draft of Florida workers' comp bill raises objections

Mar 9, 2017 - Orlando Sentinel (Florida)

Business and health-care groups objected Tuesday to a draft House workers' compensation insurance bill that addresses attorney fees and payments for treating hurt workers. The House Insurance & Banking Subcommittee held a workshop, as lawmakers try to change the workers' comp system after two 2016 Florida Supreme Court rulings and a 14.5 percent insurance rate increase. One ruling struck down limits on fees paid to workers' lawyers. The draft bill, in part, would let judges award attorney fees u

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