The rights and benefits of injured people are heavily influenced and affected by the representatives who are elected at the state level for office.
Rehm, Bennett & Moore urges you to vote and recommends these candidates for the Nebraska Legislature. Voting for these candidates will help protect your rights to receive proper compensation for injuries, lost earnings and damages.
These are candidates who have gone on the record that they will work hard to protect a fair workers’ compensation system, unrestricted access to the courts for legitimate claims, and full personal responsibility for anyone who chooses to ignore the safety of others. Please do your research before voting, and be sure to cast your vote on Nov. 8.
We support Chuck Hassebrook for Governor of Nebraska
Election Day is only 7 days away. Elections are very important for our clients and their families. Voting for good candidates helps protect your rights to receive proper compensation for injuries, lost earnings and damages.
We are supporting the following Nebraska candidates because we believe they will be supportive of preserving, defending, and improving our civil justice system, workers’ compensation law, and the judiciary.
Election Day is November 4th. Please vote. Your vote is important. We recognize a lot of issues are involved in the decision of whom to support. We believe that this list of candidates will support laws and judges that will protect our clients and their families’ right to full and fair justice.
If you need assistance getting to the polls or don’t know your district, feel free to contact Rod Rehm or Jon Rehm.
I frequently write about the intersection of workers’ compensation benefits for workers and politics. The bottom line on my comments is that workers, and citizens who care about workers, need to vote for candidates who will protect workers’ rights. These comments arise from a now quarter-century attack on workers’ compensation benefits by big business and insurance interests. Their power is almost incomprehensible in terms of the money they will spend to take away or limit benefits.
Recently, a Florida court found that the limiting of workers’ benefits in Florida has destroyed the “social bargain” that led to the creation of workers’ compensation. Workers’ compensation laws are slightly more than 100 years old. The notion of a bargain is workers got fast and fair benefits in exchange for giving up their right to full compensation. There have been a lot of discussions since the big business/insurance attack on worker benefits that the bargain is no longer fair.
Big business and big insurance will not back down. They won’t let up. As I write this blog, billions of dollars are being poured into political campaigns by the Koch Industries, TD Ameritrade and scores of others to support candidates who want to reduce and eliminate workers’ benefits.
Workers, their families, and everyone else who cares about ordinary human beings must not let these wealthy interests buy elections. We must stand up and vote. We must inform ordinary human citizens that the corporate citizens are taking away our rights as fast as they can. This is a crucial election, and every election will be crucial until people stand up and convince the mega wealthy that they can’t buy elections any longer.
Nebraska held a primary election last week. Our television, radio and social media networks were flooded with messages from big-business organizations with little or no connection to our state. Millions of dollars poured in from nameless, faceless donors from other states.
Injured workers, their families and people who care about injured workers should be concerned about this.
Big-business groups generally do not support candidates and laws that are good for injured workers. These groups push for limitations in benefits, limitations on health care, and judges with business-favorable histories.
The general election this fall will be important because many state senators who have been great friends and protectors of injured workers are going to be replaced by new senators. Workers need to pay attention to the candidates and learn whether the candidates stand for the working people or the big businesses.
Vote for the candidates who care more about injured people than business profits.
PLEASE VOTE AND ENCOURAGE OTHERS TO VOTE. We realize people are getting tired of all the commercials, e-mails, TV chatter, etc. However, voting is important, particularly to working people concerned about how the legal system treats injured and abused workers. We think working people should be concerned about these rights!
Each vote really counts in state and local elections. Most laws that impact injured people come from the state. State legislators write the laws for most workers’ compensation, personal injury, and employment abuse. The following list gives you a way to judge if the candidates are likely to support working people or favor business and insurance.
1. Endorsements from Chamber of Commerce or other business groups are generally a negative for working people.
2. Financial support from Chamber of Commerce, insurance, big employers, etc. is generally a negative for workers.
3. Advertisements supporting a candidate calling for reducing workers’ compensation costs for business or reducing lawsuit costs for business are generally a negative for workers and their families.
So please vote because your vote really does matter.