Senate to steamroll workers comp bill onto floor

The Michigan Association for Justice Facebook page reported yesterday afternoon that House Bill 5002, the bill to reform (or gut, depending on how you look at it) workers’ compensation will be voted out of committee today, then may proceed to the Michigan Senate floor for a vote.

Proponents of the bill say that it’s necessary to make Michigan’s workers’ compensation system sustainable. But opponents say it’s inhumane to injured workers, some of whom would have more difficulty getting benefits, and the benefits could be drastically reduced.

A footnote here – the reporters at Michigan Lawyers Weekly are not the journalists mentioned in the MAJ Facebook post.

**Update: The Senate on Wednesday passed HB 5002 with an amendment that would exempt police officers and firefighters from what critics call Draconian measures.

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