An injury to a professional athlete can be devastating as even a minor injury can end a professional sports career. it became even more complicated when California passed a law forbidding athletes who spent their career playing for teams outside the state from filing for workers’ compensation in that state, even if the player’s primary residence was located in California.

Our Professional athlete injury attorneys, however, understand that professional athletes are eligible for workers’ compensation in the state where they played and were injured.

Types of Professional Athlete Injuries

Professional athlete injuries are unlike other workplace injuries in that a career-ending injury can happen during a game or the injury could grow worse over time.

Some of the most common types of injuries seen by professional athlete injury attorneys include:

  • Tears in ligaments, such as the ACL
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Concussions
  • Back injuries, including herniated disks
  • Broken bones
  • Rotator cuff injuries
  • Shoulder impingement
  • Injuries to joints, including the knee or elbow
  • Muscle tears and strains

Types of Professional Athletes We Represent

We have represented professional athletes from many different sports. If you were injured while playing for the National Football League, National Basketball Association, Major League Baseball, National Hockey League, or any other professional sporting organization, we can help you get the workers’ compensation you are entitled to under the law.

Under federal law, every employer must provide workers’ compensation to their employees, and this includes professional sporting organizations. Workers’ comp provides payment for lost wages and for medical treatment of the injury.

Contact our Professional Sports Injury Attorneys

If you are a professional athlete who has suffered an injury, whether the injury was career ending or not, you need to talk to professional sports injury attorneys. Hiring an attorney does not mean you are going to sue your employer. An attorney can advise you on what steps to take and will work directly with the insurance company so you can concentrate on healing from your injury. Under the law, you have the right to have an attorney represent you throughout your workers’ comp claim.

If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a professional athlete, contact Lundy Law today to learn what rights you may have. You can arrange for your initial consultation by calling 1-800-Lundy Law or by completing the simple online form on our website. Let our professional athlete injury attorneys work with the insurance company for you so you can concentrate on healing your injury so that you can return to playing the sport you love as quickly as possible or get the compensation you are entitled to under the law.

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