Richard Gordon recently spoke to the Chicago Sun-Times regarding proposed changes to Illinois’ workers’ compensation laws for injured athletes. The five biggest sports teams in Chicago—the Bears, Blackhaws, Cubs, Bulls, and Sox—are asking for changes in the age limit for “wage-differential payments,” hoping to stop these payments at age 35 instead of age 67.
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“These are players with lifelong injuries who are going to need hip replacements, spinal fusions,” Gordon is quoted in the article. “It’s easy to look at these guys as millionaire athletes who don’t deserve special treatment. But there are hundreds of athletes who make less than $100,000 a year.”
At Gordon Law Offices, one of our specialties is representing professional athletes suffering from job-related injuries, including post-concussion syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, memory loss, and other neurological complications related to repetitive head trauma. We believe every athlete deserves to be compensated for injuries sustained in the course of their employment, just like any other worker.
If you’ve been injured, give us a call at (312) 332-5200 for a free consultation. We’ll help you figure out the best approach to your case and fight on your side to get what you deserve.