House Bill 903
During the final hours of the Legislative Session, the Florida Legislature passed legislation that will
deny Florida’s injured workers their day in court. HB 903 was rammed through the process by the
most extreme, anti-worker leaders in the Florida House who refused a Senate compromise. It
attempts to undercut a Supreme Court ruling that found that attorneys representing injured workers
against big insurance firms looking to deny claims need “reasonable” fees for the workers’
compensation process to work and for workers’ rights to be protected.
? HB 903 blocks injured workers from being able to hire competent counsel to represent
them in workers’ compensation cases by imposing strict and unreasonable caps on
attorney fees. The big insurance companies have no such cap and can continue
spending as much as they want on their own attorneys.
? HB 903 gives big insurance a huge incentive to deny all valid claims because no worker
will be able to fight them in court.
? HB 903 removes all penalties for the big insurance companies who routinely deny valid
claims, thus keeping injured workers and their families from the benefits they deserve.
They will be unable to pay medical costs and get back to work or provide for their
families if they are unable to return to work.
Workers deserve legal counsel when taking on Big Insurance.
Employers Deserve a Workers’ Compensation System that Works.
Big Insurance Does not Deserve a Free Payday at the Expense of Injured Workers!
Contact Governor Crist and Now - Urge Him to Show Real Leadership
and Veto this Bad Legislation!
Phone: (850) 488-4441