Oh, what a difference a state line makes. In Florida, a work-at-home workers’ compensation claims professional who tripped over her dog while reaching for a cup of coffee could not receive workers’ compensation benefits.
If she moved just a few miles north, over the Georgia border, it would now be a different story.
Last week the State Supreme Court there overturned 85 years of precedent by awarding benefits to another insurance claims professional who slipped and fell on her lunch break.
I know what you’re thinking. Claims professionals are no good on their own. They must be supervised constantly, or they end up falling down a lot. But that is not the point of the story.
Inconsistency in workers’ comp has been a hallmark of the industry since, well, there was a workers’ compensation industry.