By Barry Hinden, Barry Broad | 02/24/11
Some were surprised by the recent announcement that our two organizations are joining forces to provide better advocacy on California workers’ compensation policy and politics. While some may wonder what workers’ compensation attorneys have in common with truck drivers and other Teamsters, we both represent tens of thousands of working Californians who have been disabled by a work injury. CAAA’s workers’ compensation attorneys know better than anyone how the policies, politics and operations of the workers’ compensation insurance system impact those hurt at work.
CAAA members see every day how the cost of medical care and disability compensation is being shifted from insurance companies to group health plans, and taxpayer-funded social security or disability insurance programs.