Injured athletes in California impacted by ruling

Injured athletes in California impacted by ruling | Needham Kepner, LLP

When it comes to workplace injuries, workers sometimes wonder if they will able to secure compensation for their inability to continue working. Missing out on work can not only interrupt life, but lead to financial difficulties as well. As a result, it is important for those who have been injured in San Francisco to look into workers’ compensation right away.

For injured athletes, California has been particularly welcoming. However, recent legislation will make it more difficult for athletes to qualify for workers’ compensation in the state. Due to these changes in law, some are worried that the state and those who pay taxes will ultimately end up paying for the treatment these athletes need.

Among those who will be impacted by this bill are professional football players that have suffered from concussions and significant head injuries. Now, many of them will not be eligible for workers’ compensation any longer. While supporters claim that these injured athletes, including some from other states, have placed a significant amount of stress on the system, others argue that both insurers and football teams are failing to properly take care of players.

If you have been injured on the job, whether you are an athlete or an office worker, there are a number of things to take into consideration. In addition to any hospital bills, your income could be interrupted for an extended period of time. Because there are changes in legislation and questions that sometimes arise during the process of filing a workers’ comp claim, it could be helpful to talk with a legal professional.





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