Wow! The California gravy train is worse than I thought. Its workers compensation insurance system pays former pro football players big bucks for injuries sustained playing pro football if the player is now a California resident, but was not a resident during the player’s career if the player played one game in California. Los Angeles Times: “About 700 former N.F.L. players are pursuing cases in California, according to state records, with most of them in line to receive routine lump-sum settlements of about $100,000 to $200,000.” In what may be a new way to get money from California, Dr. Eleanor Perfetto has filed a claim on behalf of her husband, Ralph Wenzel, asking the state to compensate him for his dementia allegedly caused by playing in the NFL from 1966 – 1973.
Almost 700 Former NFL Players Seek Big Bucks from California for Football Injuries