Workers’ Compensation for Professional Athletes

Professional athletes represent a unique niche in the world of workers’ compensation. Athletes face tremendous physical demands in their sport and the constant travel it requires, and their relatively high salaries in a very concentrated career can result in extraordinary lost wage opportunities if they are seriously injured. At Boxer & Gerson, LLP, we have many years of experience serving professional athletes in the complex circumstances they often face in workers’ compensation claims.

Our attorneys, led by Founding Partner Michael Gerson and Justin Litvack, have represented scores of unionized athletes from all the major American sports, including the National Football League, Major League Baseball, the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, and Arena Football. Gerson is a longtime member of the Workers’ Compensation Panel of the NFL Players’ Association. Litvack is also an NFLPA Panel attorney, and the firm is on the approved list to represent Major League Baseball Players’ Association members.

Although our attorneys represent athletes from across the country, the bulk of our clients have hailed from major Bay Area teams in close proximity to our downtown Oakland office. 

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