Click here to listen to the NASI Opt Out Session

Want to host a national webinar? Offered by WILG alongside Trialsmith & SeminarWeb each month

Click here for webinar guidelines

Volunteer! Click here to find out how you can volunteer with WILG

Listen to WILG President Alan S. Pierce on Ringler Radio & Legal Talk network
Alternative Benefit Systems & the Future of Workers' Comp

Workers' Comp from theOther Side: Pain Management

IAIABD & Recent Challenges to Workers'Comp in the US

What WILG is Doing for Workers Compensation

Choosing a Structured Settlement in a Workers’ Compensation Case

National Implications of Opt Out in Workers’ Compensation


What Stahl v. Hialeah Hospital Means for Florida's Workers' Compensation Laws

Over the past decade, states have slashed workers’ compensation benefits, denying injured workers help when they need it most and shifting the costs of workplace accidents to taxpayers.
Part 1 of ProPublica Article Here
Part 2 - How Much Is Your Arm Worth
Part 3 - Injured Workers Share Stories of Harm

On Tuesday, 5/5, the Illinois House convened a committee of the whole for a hearing on work comp. An injured worker from Oklahoma, who was featured in a previous ProPublica piece, provided testimony.
Click here to read article in response to the hearing.


Inside Corporate Americas campaign to ditch workers comp
Inside Corporate America's Campaign to Ditch Workers' Comp

Top Injured Workers Attorneys. An invitiation only professional recognition program comprised of Americas leading attorneys representing injured workers. click here to view list of inductees

2014 top ten workers compensation fraud cases. by leonard t. jernigan Jr. for the north carolina WC Journal. click here to view list

WILG Video Links

1997 Interview with Benjamin Marcus, 1st President of NACCA/ATLA on the history of Workers' Compensation Law

WILG 40th Anniversary of 1972 WVC Commission Symposium 

WILG Report on Employer and Insurer Fraud
Employers and workers' compensation carriers have engaged in a relentless media campaign to advance the notion of employee fraud. Empirical evidence suggests, however, that employee fraud is negligible and that employer and insurer fraud is the REAL problem. To learn more please read WILG's newest report, Employer and Insurer Fraud: Boosting Bottom Line Profits at the Expense of Workers and Society. 
Click here to read the WILG Report

OSHA report, adding inrquality to injury: the cost of failing to protect workers on the job


Welcome to the home of the Workers' Injury Law & Advocacy Group Dedicated to Protecting the Rights of Injured Workers

WILG President's Message. Michael K. Gruber
One of our main missions over the past several years has been to warn both the public as well as governmental policy makers that workers compensation systems have been engaging in a “race to the bottom”. The decline in benefits has continued so relentlessly that the fundamental nature of workers compensation in general is in jeopardy...Click here to read full message

From Your Firms Door & Across the Country Local Reasons to Join a National Association

WILG Top Injured Workers' Advocates Program

The Board of Directors of the Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group would like to invite you to participate in a new program recognizing your top legal staff!  The Top Injured Workers’ Advocates program allows you to nominate your staff members to be rewarded and recognized for their excellence.  The program recognizes the best legal staff assisting in representing injured workers in the Nation.  You may nominate members of your staff that you feel are the elite in the field of representing injured workers and whom you would like to honor by inducting them into the program.


The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group: Top Injured Workers’ Advocates is an invitation, professional recognition program comprised of America’s leading legal staff representing injured workers as determined by you. The program provides you with a wonderful way to recognize and reward your staff.  The invitation of membership to the program should be extended to those top staff members who show a commitment to injured workers, have exemplary skills, are team players and go above and beyond the call of duty.  The Workers’ Injury Law & Advocacy Group will provide you with an engraved plaque to present your chosen staff person, will recognize them on the website, in Workers’ First Watch and the e-newsletter.  To participate in this program and honor your staff, please click here and fill out the nomination form.  


Vasquez Sumpreme Court Opinon
Click here to read

The Demise of the Grand Bargain
Compensation for Injured Workers in the 21st Century.

 An Academic Symposium Cosponsored
Click here to watch video from the Symposium


King of Coal Coal company CEO's misdemeanor conviction after a disaster that killed 29 miner is a perversion of justice says victims sister

King of Coal

Coal company CEO's misdemeanor conviction after a disaster that killed 29 miners is a "perversion of justice," says victim's sister

Upcoming WILG® Events

WILG NW Regional Conference. The lodge at Whitefish, Lake. March 2-4, 2017. Click here for more info WILG Longshore Conference, Intercontinental, New Orleans, LA. March 10-11, 2017. Click here for more info WILG SE Regional Conference. Atlanta, GA. March 26-27, 2017
WILG Cherry Blossom Trip. Washington, DC. April 2017 2017 WILG Convention. The Breakers, Palm Beach, FL. October 16-18, 2017 WILG NE Regional Conference. The London, New York City, NY. December 17-18, 2017. Click here for more info

IAIABC Forward: Understanding the Opt Out Alternative

Maxwell v. Sprint Smith v. Baze

Oklahoma Workers' Compensation Commission finding the Oklahoma Employee Injury Benefit Act unconstitutional and unenforceable.  Click for more information.



20th Anniversary Video – Long Version (featuring all past presidents & chairs)


WILG® Testimonial Videos


Dr. Joel Morton's WorkCompWire Article

Every day brings another headline about a fatal overdose on painkillers, a celebrity who’s hooked, or a serious crime driven by addiction. Sadly, injured workers are among those addicted. Since 1990, opioid overdose deaths have tripled. It’s easy to blame doctors who prescribe painkillers, but only 17 percent of abused opioids are abused by legitimate patients with legitimate prescriptions. Physicians are doing their best, trying to treat pain without withholding needed medications, but that only helps so much.

Dr. Joel Morton of Summit Pharmacy takes a closer look at the issue and in the following article discusses a few policy changes that could go a long way to stem opioid abuse:


Let's Stop Inviting Opioid Addiction

2016-17 Leaders

Michael Gruber
Brooklyn, NY

President- Elect
Amie Peters
Edmonds, WA

Thomas Holder
Atlanta, GA


William L. Smith II
Columbia, SC

Immediate Past President
Alan S. Pierce
Salem, MA