Essential Question: How do ken Bensinger usedate to communicate their main idea about workman’s compensation and the NFL?
Everyone could agree that NFL is a very dangerous sport and could lead to some major and even some minor injuries. Recently, a ton of football players around the world have been trying to file a claim but some of them couldn’t because they’re not in California. A bunch of the retired NFL players, have tried filing for workman’s compensation.
Most of the retired NFL players have been rejected while trying to file for workman’s compensation because only certain states offer the benefits of workman’s compensation. In fact, California is one of the few states that actually offer the retired players the workman’s compensation. “Former athletes have filed more than 4,400 claims involving head and brain injuries since 2006, seven times more than the previous fifteen years”.
Conrad Dobler was found to be 99% disabled with numerous injuries including “post-traumatic head syndrome”. He had left work in 1977. He has had nine knee replacements since his retirement. He filed a claim against his former teams in California in 2009. Now the NFL and five other professional sports leagues are close to limiting their liability drastically for such workers compensation claims. Many of the pro teams are self insured and must cover costs arising from successful claims.
As a result the one-year statute of limitations does not apply to many athletes some of whom field claims decades after their careers have ended. In-state athletes also would be excluded if they were on a California team for fewer than two seasons or if they spend about seven or more reasons on non California teams. In may, the bill passed the assembly by a 61-4 vote. “State date shows that cumulative claims by out-of-state athletes represent about one half of 1% of all works compensations filing in the state since 2006”. Many of the teams that try to file for the claims can’t go through...