SB 863 was Worker's Compensation reform legislation, passed in August 2012 and which went into effect starting January 1, 2013. The remaining provisions will be going into place in the coming months. This bill affects Redding's injured workers by increasing disability payments, removes some compensable consequences, de-mystifying supplemental job displacement vouchers, and changing the way medical procedures are appealed.
While many advocates are excited about the changes brought into effect with SB 863, the feeling is not universal. See Julius Young's Article. There is some concern about how these changes will affect injured workers. Here is a quick run down for Redding's injured employee's of the benefits which have changed.
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