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Workers’ compensation and your sports-related injury
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Workers’ compensation and your sports-related injury

| Oct 8, 2018 | Sports & Entertainment Law |

Being part of a professional athletic team in New York is an accomplishment that you have trained for since your earliest days. The time, money and resources that you have poured into strengthening your talent have put you in a pivotal spot where you have an incredible influence to support your franchise by contributing to a strong team. At Villarini & Henry, L.L.P., we represent athletes who may have received injuries stemming from their involvement in professional sports.

If you have been injured and are preparing to file a claim, you may be wondering which factors are going to be considered in determining whether or not your request for compensation will be honored. According to The Patient Advocate Pharmacy, professional athletes have been pushing for years to be given employment status to receive the benefits of having protections such as workers’ compensation. While compensation may be given for some of your injuries, recent changes to some laws are limiting the scope of injuries you can claim.

For example, if you were injured at a game in another state, you may not be eligible to receive compensatory benefits within that state because you are part of a team in New York. Whether or not you are approved to receive compensation is heavily reliant on the terms of your contract, the laws of the state and the condition under which you were injured.

When you are aware of some of the complications that are tied to workers’ compensation for professional athletes, you may have a better idea of where to focus your attention as you begin preparing your claim. For more information, if you have sustained long-term injuries during your career, visit our web page.