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Nevada Workers Comp Gets Trashed By Unknowing (Again)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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James Moore

Raleigh, NC, United States

About The Author...

James founded a Workers’ Compensation consulting firm, J&L Risk Mgmt Consultants, Inc. in 1996. J&L’s mission is to reduce our clients’ Workers Compensation premiums by using time-tested techniques. J&L’s claims, premium, reserve and Experience Mod reviews have saved employers over $9.8 million in earned premiums over the last three years. J&L has saved numerous companies from bankruptcy proceedings as a result of insurance overpayments.

James has over 27 years of experience in insurance claims, audit, and underwriting, specializing in Workers’ Compensation. He has supervised, and managed the administration of Workers’ Compensation claims, and underwriting in over 45 states. His professional experience includes being the Director of Risk Management for the North Carolina School Boards Association. He created a very successful Workers’ Compensation Injury Rehabilitation Unit for school personnel.

James’s educational background, which centered on computer technology, culminated in earning a Masters of Business Administration (MBA); an Associate in Claims designation (AIC); and an Associate in Risk Management designation (ARM). He is a Chartered Financial Consultant (ChFC) and a licensed financial advisor. The NC Department of Insurance has certified him as an insurance instructor. He also possesses a Bachelors’ Degree in Actuarial Science.

LexisNexis has twice recognized his blog as one of the Top 25 Blogs on Workers’ Compensation. J&L has been listed in AM Best’s Preferred Providers Directory for Insurance Experts – Workers Compensation for over eight years. He recently won the prestigious Baucom Shine Lifetime Achievement Award for his volunteer contributions to the area of risk management and safety. James was recently named as an instructor for the prestigious Insurance Academy.

James is on the Board of Directors and Treasurer of the North Carolina Mid-State Safety Council. He has published two manuals on Workers’ Compensation and three different claims processing manuals. He has also written and has been quoted in numerous articles on reducing Workers’ Compensation costs for public and private employers. James publishes a weekly newsletter with 7,000 readers.

He currently possess press credentials and am invited to various national Workers Compensation conferences as a reporter.

James’s articles or interviews on Workers’ Compensation have appeared in the following publications or websites:

  • Risk and Insurance Management Society (RIMS)
  • Entrepreneur Magazine
  • Bloomberg Business News
  • WorkCompCentral.com
  • Claims Magazine
  • Risk & Insurance Magazine
  • Insurance Journal
  • Workers Compensation.com
  • LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and other social media sites
  • Various trade publications

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