Professional sports injuries and California politics

NFL workers' comp victory comes at a price

Workers' compensation claims soar before new law barring many professional athletes from filing in California went into effect.

Brain injuries a big problem for NFL in California

State panel rejected injury claim by NFL's Dorsett

The workers' comp ruling came months before Tony Dorsett was diagnosed with signs of concussion-related brain disease CTE.

State Senate passes bill limiting pro teams' workers' comp liability

Bill would limit workers' compensation claims by athletes who played limited football, baseball, soccer or other games in California.

Deion Sanders, critic of NFL concussion suits, seeks workers' comp

Deion Sanders alleges head trauma in a workers' compensation claim pending in California. Numerous NFL employees have filed claims.