The Kids’ Chance organization was founded in 1988 by Robert Clyatt, a workers’ compensation attorney from Georgia. Mr. Clyatt saw firsthand the devastating impact that severe workplace injuries had on children and their families.
With the assistance of the Workers’ Compensation Section of the Georgia Bar, Mr. Clyatt incorporated Kids’ Chance of Georgia and started educational scholarship fund raising for the children of injured Georgia workers.
The Georgia Kids’ Chance started reaching out to other states and supported them in establishing their own states Kids’ Chance organizations. Over 35 states have organized Kids’ Chance programs.
Nebraska Kids Chance History
Kids’ Chance of Nebraska started out as a conversation between two longtime friends on opposite sides of the court. Both respected and well versed in their profession, Rod Rehm and Dallas Jones set about contacting Kids’ Chance of America and creating a board that began meeting in August of 2013. The board consists of stakeholders involved in the workers’ compensation industry. These stakeholders include representatives from organized labor, the business community, plaintiff and defense attorneys, medical providers, carriers, brokers, vocational rehabilitation, claims and case management.
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