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Federal lawsuit filed by Atlanta Falcons, NFL against injured players

In previous workers' compensation defense posts, we examined how the state of California has rapidly become the venue of choice for former National Football League (NFL) players seeking to file work comp claims. Specifically, these former pros -- many of whom only practiced or played a few games in California -- are claiming to have suffered serious work-related injuries caused by years of bruising contact in the NFL.

Injured worker awarded additional work comp benefits due to employer misconduct

A recent workers' compensation case before the California Court of Appeals explored the issue of whether an employee who suffered a serious work injury is entitled to additional compensation because of the "serious or willful misconduct" of his supervisor.

NFL pros blitz California work comp courts with cumulative trauma claims: Pt. 2

In our last post, we discussed the flood of California work comp claims coming from former and current NFL players for teams across the country. In many cases, NFL pros and former pros are filing these work comp claims claiming injury after years of cumulative trauma from bruising contact in the NFL. If any of these claim is successful, the player could receive up to $150,000 for the work-related injury and free medical care for life under California work comp laws.

NFL pros blitz California work comp courts with cumulative trauma claims: Pt. 1

Owners in the National Football League (NFL) are on the defensive as thousands of current and former professional football players who played in the NFL have filed worker's compensation claims in California's work comp system. Claims from decades of bruising hits in the NFL could escalate into hundreds of millions of dollars. NFL owners are now defending against work comp claims in the state from which they operate and California, too, in some cases.

Newspaper employee convicted of work comp fraud

Employee fraud -- particularly workers' compensation fraud -- is a constant threat to California employers. Specifically, it can cost them both time and money, two prized commodities in our unsteady economy. In addition, employees engaging in this type of fraudulent activity are committing a crime punishable by large fines, a permanent criminal record and even prison time.

Study: Costs of work injuries, illnesses far exceed those of deadly diseases

A recently released study sponsored by the National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) and performed by a University of California-Davis public health science professor has made headlines in legal circles for its rather startling revelations concerning the true costs of work injuries and illnesses.

Work comp rates go up 2.8 percent in 2012

Recent reports in the area of workers' compensation defense law reveal a good news/bad scenario for California employers. The bad news? The cost of work comp premiums is going to rise in 2012. The good news? The amount of this rate increase is relatively minor.

Combating repetitive stress injuries - II

Employers here in California, and across the nation know full well the toll that repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) can have on a bottom line. They also know that RSIs not only affect productivity, but can also result in widespread absenteeism and increased workers' compensation defense costs.

Combating repetitive stress injuries

Employers here in California, and across the nation know full well the toll that repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) can have on a bottom line. They also know that RSIs not only affect productivity, but can also result in widespread absenteeism and increased workers' compensation defense costs.

Report shows firefighter fatalities declined in 2011

There is little dispute that firefighters have one of the most dangerous professions in all of America. From battling towering wildfires and intense house fires to helping rescue people trapped in car accidents along busy expressways, these heroic men and women are susceptible to all kinds of serious and even fatal work injuries.

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