are workers comp insurance rates the same

Should I shop around for workers comp insurance or are the workcomp rates the same everywhere?

Yes!  (except in government run work comp markets in Ohio, Washington, North Dakota and Wyoming)

Private insurance companies offer different workers comp rates from one company to the next.

Factors like your loss (work comp claim) history, number of employees and your industry category (i.e. workers compensation class codes) will influence a carrier’s work comp pricing.