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James W. Heslop

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Worker's Compensation on the Gridiron

Posted by James W. Heslop on Apr 4, 2017 6:54:00 AM

While most football fans do not link the sight of their favorite team’s colors with issues of employment law, the American gridiron has proved to be one of the most important arenas for the development of modern workers’ compensation law.  Many dedicated football fanatics talk about Jack Lambert’s toothless grimace, Joe Theismann’s broken leg, or Drew Brees’ torn labrum.  Not many football fans consider how Lambert’s busted mouth is repaired, Theismann’s leg is healed, or Brees’ shoulder is reconstructed, though.  The answers are found in the ubiquitous workers’ compensation system.

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Topics: Labor & Industrial Insights, Benefits

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