Professional Athletes Receive Millions in Workers Comp
Since the early 1980s, professional athletes -- many of whom play for out-of-state teams -- have claimed an estimated $747 million in California workers' compensation benefits. Sports leagues and their insurers want to change a California law that provides payments for the cumulative effect of injuries, while players and their unions are fighting to protect the payouts.
- "Report: Professional Athletes Cash in on California's Workers' Comp" (AP/San Jose Mercury News, 2/24).
- "Athletes Cash in on California's Workers' Comp" (Lifsher, Los Angeles Times, 2/23).