Nevada Workers Comp Gets Trashed
By the unknowing of Nevada Workers Comp Gets Trashed again. Nevada Workers Comp has usually been mostly off-the-radar since converting from a state fund. One of the main rumors was the number of companies grew when they left California for a better work environment including Workers Compensation.
Recently, there was a large amount of humidity of the articles in my opinion, fell a little short when they consulted no one in the WC claims industry before the industry-bashing articles.
For this article’s sake, I will call them the unknowing. If you have never:
- Handled a Workers Compensation claim
- Written about the industry over time
- Somehow been involved in the WC process at length
- Kept up with the industry over the years
- Fill in the blank here as I may have missed one
– and then try to write about a very specific niche industry – you will write an article like this one on Nevada Workers Comp.
At least ProPublica followed up with the likes of Mark Walls (see Work Comp Analysis Group on LinkedIn and others). I doubt the author of the Nevada article even understands WC.
Have you noticed that I have never written about a single case or file and the exact circumstances of what happened? Why – because I may not have had access to the file notes, or other file information that would allow me to make an informed decision.
After the blood quit shooting from my eyes, and my blood pressure came down into a normal level, I decided that I could not let that article just float around unchecked. If you read past the attorney advertisements in the comments, one asks how does a liberal arts major get to write about WC at length?
I decided that was unfair accusation (even in the comments) , and alas, I thought I will look into the article author’s background, and you guessed it- no WC whatsoever, no insurance, no risk management, no history of investigating and writing about WC.
Taking one accident or two and writing an article damning the Workers Comp industry is –fill in the blank—as I do not want to be sued. If and when the author of the article wishes to contact me or someone with some knowledge of the Workers Comp industry, I, and they will be here to explain that one accident does not represent WC.
My article on the Defense of WC still stands. The system, no matter how many times it is bemoaned by people looking to get a little attention to their publication, WORKS.
Nevada Workers Comp may have its problems – no doubt- but then again, what WC system does not have a few concerns? Insert glass houses and stones here.
Yes, I had to give the article a backlink so readers could find it.
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