First, let’s retrace our steps to figure out how we got to where we still are. Alabama adopted its first workers’ compensation law in 1919. Happy 100th birthday.
I hate to say it Alabama Workers’ Compensation Act, but you sure look your age. Did you know that the last major revision of Alabama’s Workers’ Compensation Act came in 1992? Twenty-seven years ago? It’s true.
Since then, we’ve been stuck on the hamster wheel of going nowhere.
Why do we need changes? Our law that supposedly protects injured workers is so bad that a judge struck down the law as unconstitutional.
See the story here: https://www.al.com/business/2017/05/a_judge_ruled_alabamas_workers.html
Same old song and dance.
Ask me again and I’ll tell you the same.
Another year and nothing changes.
Better luck next year.