Nov 08, 2012

NFL Bounties – Intentional Injuries

By |November 8th, 2012|Safety Gear, Safety Rules, Sports, Uncategorized, Workers' Comp QA, Workers' Comp' Basics, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

NFL players can qualify for workers' compensation benefitsThe injury rate in the NFL is 100 percent. If you stay around long enough you will have multiple injuries. This high “natural” injury rate makes it hard to understand how a team could give awards to players who injure other players, but that's just what the New [...]

Jul 19, 2012

Pro Athletes Need Worker’s Compensation Too

By |July 19th, 2012|Sports, Uncategorized, workers' compensation|0 Comments

Today's post comes to us from Tom Domer of Wisconsin. Most of us do not associate a professional athlete’s injury with workers'’ compensation. Because of pro athletes’ generous contract wages, and the relatively modest recoveries available under workers'’ compensation, most fans don’t recognize that when it comes to receiving workers'’ compensation, professional athletes are just [...]

May 15, 2012

NFL Concussion Suits Barred by “Exclusive Remedy”? Why can’t I sue my employer?

By |May 15th, 2012|Safety Gear, Safety Rules, Sports, Uncategorized, Workers' Comp Q & A, Workers' Comp' Basics, Workers' Compensation|1 Comment

Today we have a guest post from our colleague Tom Domer or Wisconsin. We get calls every day from angry injured workers’ who want to sue their employer for negligence. It could be an employer removing a guard on a machine, a foreman ignoring a safety rule, or an injury caused by an employer’s failure [...]

Apr 16, 2012

Toradol And Intentional Injuries To NFL Football Players

By |April 16th, 2012|Safety Gear, Safety Rules, Sports, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workplace Injury|2 Comments

I just returned from a yearly meeting of about 50 workers' compensation lawyers who are approved by the National Football League Players' Association (NFLPA) to represent NFL players in the workers' compensation field.  My firm helps the Carolina Panthers players if they need advice or legal representation in a claim, which are rarely made, but [...]

Nov 28, 2011

Workers’ Compensation and the NCAA’s “Student Athlete”

By |November 28th, 2011|Sports, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation|0 Comments

I grew up in Chapel Hill, N.C. and graduated from the University of North Carolina when the concept of big-time football was not an issue. In Chapel Hill the NCAA was known primarily for imposing sanctions on basketball and eliminating the Dixie Classic, a holiday tournament in the early 60’s which brought visiting teams to [...]

Nov 23, 2011

Could more effective workers’ compensation law have kept Mickey Mantle’s dad alive?

By |November 23rd, 2011|Book Review, Sports, Uncategorized, Workers' Compensation, Workers' Compensation Reform|0 Comments

In The Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America’s Childhood by Jane Leavy, the author goes into great detail about Mickey’s father, Mutt Mantle, who worked in a lead mine in Commerce, Oklahoma in the 1930s and 40s. Silicosis (a fibrosis of the lung caused by rock dust) was the feared disease of [...]

Sep 29, 2011

The NFL’s surprising occupational hazard: obesity that kills, PART 2

By |September 29th, 2011|Sports, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Earlier this week we shared a post about a surprisingly common illness affecting retired NFL players: chronic obesity. In 1990, less than 70 players in the NFL weighed more than 300 pounds. Today there are more than 350 who weigh that much. All this weight adds up to higher death rates for retired NFL linemen [...]

Sep 22, 2011

The NFL’s surprising occupational hazard: obesity that kills

By |September 22nd, 2011|Sports, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Most people know that football is dangerous. We see reports of NFL players with every kind of gruesome injury imaginable. Even suicidal depression, it turns out, is a potential hazard of playing football. Of course playing in the NFL is both rewarding and risky. There is one common health problem among NFL players, however, that [...]

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