As one of only two law firms in Colorado selected by the National Football League Players’ Association (NFLPA), Kaplan Morrell helps the Denver Broncos players when they need advice and legal representation regarding any injury that occurs as part of their employment.
Michael Kaplan recently attended the NFLAPA’s workers’ compensation annual meeting in April 2012. The two topics that were most intriguing were head injuries and using “bounties” to incentivize players to injure the opposition players.
Accidents happen and no one wants those in the workplace, but what happens when an employer pays its employees to intentionally injure you? That is what occurred with the New Orleans Saints. Coaches paid athletes to intentionally hurt others and knock them out of games. The NFL has come down harshly on the Saints; however, former and present players claim that bounties are paid league wide.
In Colorado, regardless of whether or not you are a professional player, if you are injured on the job whether it is intentionally or accidentally, you have rights and benefits under the Colorado Workers’ Compensation Act. It never costs anything to talk with us, and see how we can help you get the rights and benefits you deserve. Click HERE or call us 303-780-7329 today to see how we can help fight for you.