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Robert Wilson is President & CEO of WorkersCompensation.com, and "From Bob's Cluttered Desk" comes his (often incoherent) thoughts, ramblings, observations and rants - often on workers' comp or employment issues, but occasionally not.

Bob has a couple unique personality characteristics. He firmly believes that everyone has the right to his (Bob's) opinion, and while he may not always be right, he is never in doubt. Enter at your own risk, and like all of our blog areas, we encourage you to read the disclaimer at the bottom of the page.

We're not responsible for this guy.....

Bob is an accomplished speaker for the workers' compensation industry. He is available for conferences, corporate events, children's birthday parties and Bar Mitzvahs. You may access his Speakers Brief here.

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Finding the Perfect Turkey

Well, the holiday season is officially upon us. The decorations are coming out, turkeys are being administered last rights, and by the end of this ...

From the Archives: Corporate America, Train Thy Front Line Manager Well on the Ways of Workers' Comp

Bob originally published this article as an editorial item on October 23, 2009, long before the existence of the "Bob's Cluttered Desk" blog. As Bob continues to dig out from the recent National Workers' Compensation Conference, we take the opportunity to republish this "from the archives". ...

Is Medicare Denial For Open Workers' Comp Claims a Common Problem?

I stumbled across a news story out of Texas recently that surprised me a bit. It concerned a woman who had been denied treatment for ...

Workers' Compensation 101 - Oregon Style

Over 15 years I've attended what feels like a million conferences, and about a billion individual conference sessions. While there is a plethora of quality ...

Spending My Birthday with SAIF Employees, and Throwing Water on the Witch

It turned out to be one of the most remarkable birthdays of my life, although the fact it was my birthday was a happy coincidence. ...

A Window Washers Unexpected Attitude Change

In a live demonstration of the importance of workplace safety, the nations attention yesterday was riveted on two unfortunate window washers after they became stranded ...

In the Eye of the Storm, What's Next for SAIF?

For those of us who have been following the saga of John Plotkin and his unexpected termination from Oregon Insurer SAIF, we appear to have ...

My Childlike Brain is Headed to Las Vegas….

It must be November, because I am going to be yet another year older; and I am once again headed to Las Vegas. Next week ...

Wrangling With John Burton Over the Future of Workers' Comp

I had the honor of working on a pretty unique project earlier this year, and I have been unable to write about it publicly until ...

Shuffling to Independence Through Thoughtful Accommodation

I traveled to Toronto this weekend to attend the funeral of an uncle, my father's brother. I flew from Sarasota, and met my almost 95 ...

My Home Depot Reminder of the Claims That Would Not Die

I am not a particularly handy person around the house. Fortunately for me, what I lack in actual ability for home repair I make up ...

Farewell to Uncle Dave

Sometimes life isn’t all about workers’ compensation. Sometimes it’s about family. I have several wonderful Uncles, but truth be told, I had a favorite. It was ...

Oklahoma Wheels of Justice Stall, While Injured Workers Wait and Wonder

The Oklahoma State Workers’ Compensation Commission has refused to hear appeals involving injured workers’ claims for over two months, choosing to wait for the Attorney ...

More Court Filings and Some Good News at SAIF

I am headed out the door for a few days of vacation (more like a staycation, as the honeydo list is long and in need ...

Beating Fat Employees with a Stick

The increasing girth of the average American is becoming a pretty weighty issue, and employers tired of having paint scraped off door frames are beginning ...

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