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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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When Your Murder Tattoo Spells Trouble, and Your Dickey Just Won't Do

We see a lot here in workers' comp. Horrific accidents. Minor boo-boos. Silly mistakes. Fraudulent claims and more. Every once in a while, however, we ...

OOOOOOOOklahoma, Where Reforms are Causing So Much Pain

Last Thursday the Oklahoma Supreme Court unanimously ruled that a state workers compensation commission established by major reforms last year does not have jurisdiction to ...

Component Medicine: The Medical Team Will See You Now

It was an unmistakable conclusion from the 8 hour Medical Institute program that was part of the IAIABC 2014 Forum two weeks ago.  Across multiple ...

It Takes a Legal Village When Massage Parlors Rub Us the Wrong Way

A recent police action resulting in workers' compensation citations in Azusa, California shows us that, when it comes to investigating massage parlors, it truly takes ...

New York Cop on Workers' Comp Gets Buffalo Wings Clipped

Yesterday it was announced that former Buffalo, NY police officer Patrick S. O’Mara, 52, pleaded guilty to wire fraud before Chief U.S. District Judge William ...

Return to Work 1, Return to Function 0

It was a lively and bruising discussion, but one well worth having. It occurred during a 3 hour session of the Disability Management and Return ...

Resume Writing as a Return to Work Tool - Thinking Outside the Box

I attended a presentation Thursday that was part of the Disability Management and Return to Work Committee presentation at the IAIABC. It was held in ...

There is a Potato in My Conference Bag

When it comes to conference Tchotchke, the International Association of Industrial Accident Boards and Commissions (IAIABC) has ratcheted up the standards this week at their ...

American Exceptionalism, Naked Cheesemakers and Medical Tourism in Workers' Comp: It ain't all Gouda

Last week I wrote an article outlining my opinion on Medical Tourism within workers' compensation, and why I believed it would never really work for ...

Can Workers' Comp Learn from the Army's Wounded Warrior Program?

Vernacular matters. Our CompNewsNetwork service ran a story last week that commemorated a decade of service by the Army's Wounded Warrior Program. The system, referred to ...

Why the Long Face? It Makes You Smarter.

I read about a study a few days ago where researchers have discovered that we have the ability to determine a man's intelligence simply by ...

NY WCB: Turns Out Tina Fey Was A-OK

When there has been a mistake, people need to admit it. When some of us pounce on that mistake and gleefully whale away on it, ...

Medical Tourists Driving with the Blinker On (Or, Why Medical Tourism for Workers' Comp is a Ridiculous Idea)

Easter is fast approaching here in Florida, and that means that the ubiquitous snowbird will soon be migrating north for the summer, leaving those of ...

When it Comes to Workplace Safety, Alberta Thinks it has the Ticket

An article that ran in yesterdays CompNewsNetwork demonstrates a stark difference between workers' compensation in a regulated yet competitive environment, versus a monopolistic one where ...

Oh Fey, Can You See, Why the Comp Board Doth Cite?

While portraying Sarah Palin on Saturday Night Live she might have been able to see Russia from her house, but the actions of the New ...

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