Bruce Hockman Nov 3, 2016 07:58 AM
One might do well to consider that few if any change in the country's workers compensation system that attacks the rising frictional costs in the delivery system related to legal intervention (on both sides ), results in a favorable outcome. Come to think of it, this is the case in any benefit related system that requires legislative enactment. One might also consider the connection on this point with the recent spate of Appellate Court pronouncements on the limitation of attorney fees. The error(s) made by proponents of "Opt-Out", started with the lack of understanding or appreciation of the fact that proposing any change that reduces the benefits (income potential) of any party imbedded in the WC system will be met with objection, and likely failure in the legislature, and possibly in the courts.