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Why Are California Workers’ Comp Insurers Smiling?

by Les Boden I’m going to answer this question. But before I do, I’m going to have to explain a few things about (ugh!) insurance.

Will Nevada Deprive Injured Workers of their Fourth Amendment Rights?

by Les Boden For the past several years, Nevada employers and insurers could avoid paying workers’ compensation benefits to workers who had positive drug tests. According to an article in Occupational Hazards, this led to the denial of 10%-12% of claims filed in Nevada. But there’s a loophole that the Nevada legislature is considering closing. […]

A Star Running Back Stopped by a Different Kind of Defense

by Les Boden Yesterday’s Washington Post has a long story about Mercury Morris, star running back of the 1972 Miami Dolphins, the only undefeated team in modern NFL history. Morris’ neck was broken in a 1973 game on national television, and he has had significant physical and emotional problems ever since. He also has been […]

Study Highlights Workers’ Comp Fraud by Employers

by Les Boden Today, The New York Times reports on an important study that shows us the tip of the iceberg of employer workers’ compensation fraud.