Here Comes the Judge!

November 24th, 2004 by

Did you ever consider how easy it might be for a workers compensation judge to file claim after claim and even retire on workers compensation benefits? After all, who knows the ins and outs of compensability better than a judge? And who is in a better position to locate attorneys and doctors to support even the most dubious claim?
A fascinating article by John Hill and Dorothy Korber in the Sacramento Bee reveals that 15% of workers compensation judges in California have filed claims for workers compensation benefits. Workers comp judges in that legendary state are six times more likely to file claims than judges in other state departments. And in a number of these cases, the judges hired the same attorneys