California Bill Battles Workers’ Comp Claims from Athletes

 Monday, March 4, 2013

 Insurance Journal

A California legislator has introduced a bill that would address a “loophole” in which pro athletes, mostly National Football League players, are getting workers’ compensation benefits despite having played on teams in other states. The bill by Assemblyman Henry Perea, D-Fresno, addresses cumulative injuries that many NFL players are subject to over the course of their careers. Players file for workers’ comp because it enables those with such cumulative injuries, regardless is a worker is based out of state, to file a claim as long as they can prove they conducted work at some point in California.
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