The Governor of CA: Stop SB 863
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The Governor of CA: Stop SB 863
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The Governor of CA: Stop SB 863

    1. Aubray Jackson
    2. Petition by

      Aubray Jackson

      Lancaster, CA

California politicians have recently met in secret with big business and have struck a backroom deal that will drastically cut workers’ compensation benefits and will eliminate many of your rights under current law.

This new law will affect your existing workers’ compensation case and it will affect any future work injury benefits you may have been entitled to receive.  In many cases, this new law, if passed, will completely eliminate your right to receive workers’ compensation benefits at all. California Senate Bill 863 may be voted into law any day, so you need to act quickly.

HERE ARE JUST A FEW OF THE MAIN FEATURES OF SB 863:

[x] YOU AND OTHER INJURED WORKERS  WILL LOSE ANY RIGHT TO GATHER YOUR OWN EVIDENCE TO PROVE YOUR CASE

[x] WORKERS’ COMPENSATION PAYMENTS, IF ANY, WILL BE SOLELY DETERMINED BY THE EMPLOYER SELECTED DOCTOR, NOT BY YOUR DOCTOR[x] YOUR RIGHT TO MEDICAL TREATMENT, IF ANY, WILL BE SOLELY DETERMINED BY THE EMPLOYER SELECTED DOCTOR (EVEN IF THAT DOCTOR’S PRACTICE  IS OUT OF STATE AND HE OR SHE  HAS NEVER EXAMINED OR MET YOU)[x] YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ENTITLED TO RECOVER BENEFITS FOR INJURIES THAT HAVE SECONDARY EFFECTS (FOR EXAMPLE, AN INJURED WORKER WHO SUFFERS A LEG AMPUTATION WILL NO LONGER BE PERMITTED TO PURSUE A CLAIM FOR THE PSYCHOLOGICAL IMPACT HIS OR HER AMPUTATION HAS CAUSED)

[x] YOU WILL NO LONGER BE ENTITLED TO SUBPOENA DOCUMENTS THAT WOULD HELP YOU PROVE YOUR CASE.   YOU WILL ONLY RECEIVE WHAT THE EMPLOYER DECIDES TO GIVE YOU[x] DISABILITY PAYMENTS AND MEDICAL TREATMENT WILL BE CONTROLLED ENTIRELY BY EMPLOYERS AND WORKERS’ COMPENSATION INSURANCE COMPANIES

[x] YOU WILL LOSE YOUR RIGHT TO CHOOSE YOUR OWN TREATING DOCTORWHAT CAN YOU DO TO STOP THIS?

[X] Contact Governor Jerry Brown and let him know that you strongly oppose SB 863. You can write to Governor Brown by going to this website: http://www.facebook.com/jerrybrown

[X] Call or fax Governor Brown at the following numbers:Phone: (916) 445-2841 Fax: (916) 558-3160

[X] Contact State Senator Ted Lieu and let him know that you strongly oppose SB 863 because it unfairly strips injured workers of their right to a fair trial of their workers’ compensation case.

[X] E-mail Ted Lieu at this link: http://sd28.senate.ca.gov/contact/email

[X] Call or fax Ted Lieu at the following numbers: Phone: (916) 651-4028 Fax: (916) 323-6056[X] Contact State Senate President Pro Tem, Darrell Steinberg and let him know that you strongly oppose SB 863 because it unfairly strips injured workers of their right to a fair trial of their workers’ compensation case.

[X] E-mail Darrell Steinberg at this link:  http://sd06.senate.ca.gov/contact and at this email address:  You can call or fax Darrell Steinberg at the following numbers: Phone 916-651-1529 Fax 916-327-8745

[X] Contact your State Senator and your State Assemblyperson and let them know you strongly oppose SB 863 because it unfairly strips injured workers of their right to a fair trial of their workers’ compensation case.

 [X] Find out who your state representatives are at this website: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.htmlIT IS CRITICAL THAT YOU CONTACT EACH OF THESE REPRESENTATIVES TODAY. YOUR OPINION WILL MAKE A DIFFERENCE. THE MORE OPPOSITION THESE POLITICIANS RECEIVE FROM INDIVIDUALS, THE MORE LIKELY SB 863 WILL BE DEFEATED. PLEASE CALL AND WRITE TODAY.

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    • Ron Goldstein SANTA ANA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      kills access to good care for injured workers, pushes 100's if not thousands of physicians out of workers comensation, creates an adversarial relationship btn physicians & patients, forces bad medicine to prevail, kills ancillary companies, we promise you that this will all cost way more than what is being touted

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    • sheila cartmell TRONA, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I believe the worker has a right to workmans comp. and the freedom to have whom ever he chooses to investigate his injuries, We are not a communist country. So dont take our rights away

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    • Andrew Mooney, D.C. PALMDALE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      The proposed legislation takes away all the right of the injured worker. It will not increase permanent disability due to lack of access to care and the EDD department will be overrun with disability claims costing the state more money that if the insurance carrier accepted the claim. There is no good language in this bill that affords the injured worker any new entitement to ANYTHING!

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    • Tania Bautista ORANGE, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I work with 95% of work comp patient and I see how much treatment people need to get back to work

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    • Samuel Salazar LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      we must fight for justice for the injured worker and stop the pofiteering of the insurance co. Stop Grimway Farms and its band of thieves

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