Workers' Compensation Temporary Disability

Workers’ Compensation Attorneys for Temporary Disability for Professional Athletes in CA

Getting sidelined by a temporary injury can be a major setback for any professional athlete. Fortunately, California's workers' compensation system offers temporary disability benefits to help you heal and get back on the field.

If you're a pro athlete in California sidelined by an injury, our workers' compensation lawyers at Madans Law Group can guide you through the complexities of filing a temporary disability claim. We have experience across all professional sports leagues, from the NFL to the NHL. Our legal team's knowledge and experience are at your disposal to help you secure the financial support you need during your recovery.

Call us at (310) 684-3817 or get in touch with us online today to schedule a free consultation with our dedicated professional athlete workers’ compensation attorneys in California.

How Does Workers’ Comp for Temporary Disability for Professional Athletes Work in California?

Workers' compensation for temporary disability acts as a safety net when a work injury prevents you from doing your regular job for a while. If a doctor restricts your work activity due to the injury, you may be eligible for partial or full wage replacement. These benefits typically kick in after a short waiting period and last until you're able to return to your full duties, helping you manage lost income during the healing process.

Workers’ Comp Temporary Disability Eligibility Requirements

  • Employment Status: You must be considered an employee of a California-based professional sports team. This applies to most major leagues and their athletes.
  • Work-Related Injury: The temporary disability must stem from an injury sustained during practices, games, training, or other sanctioned team activities.
  • Doctor's Orders: A licensed physician must confirm your injury requires time off to recover and prevent further complications.

Types of Workers’ Compensation Temporary Disability Benefits

  • Temporary Disability Payments: These are partial wage replacements designed to help cover lost income while you recover. The benefit amount is typically two-thirds of your average weekly salary, capped by the state's maximum benefit amount.
  • Medical Care: Workers' compensation covers all reasonable and necessary medical treatment for your work-related injury. This includes doctor visits, physical therapy, surgery, and medication.

Temporary Disability Options

  • Temporary Total Disability (TTD): If your injury prevents you from performing any of your athletic duties, you may be eligible for TTD benefits.
  • Temporary Partial Disability (TPD): If you can participate in some aspects of your training or recovery exercises but can't fully perform your athletic duties, you may qualify for TPD benefits. The benefit amount will be adjusted based on your earning capacity during this period.

Returning to Work

  • Clearance to Play: You can only return to work (playing) once your doctor clears you for full activity without risk of further injury.
  • Modified Duty: If your doctor restricts some activities but allows modified training, you may be offered a modified duty program while receiving TPD benefits.

Challenges You Could Face During the Temporary Disability Claims Process

  • Denial of Benefits: Insurance companies may deny your claim or dispute the extent of your disability. An experienced attorney can advocate for your rights and ensure you receive all the benefits you deserve.
  • Complexities of Contracts: Professional athlete contracts can have clauses related to injury and disability. An attorney can ensure your workers' compensation claim is handled alongside your contractual obligations.
  • “If I could rate them 20 stars, that still wouldn't come close to what this firm has done for me and my family.” - Craig C.
  • “Workers' Compensation was a foreign word to me, but Madans Law Group translated that information into simple English.” - C.J., Retired NFL Player
  • “The process was clearly defined by the entire team.” - R.G., Retired MLB player

    Our Workers’ Comp Lawyers for Temporary Disability for Professional Athletes Offer Free Consultations

    At Madans Law Group, we understand the unique needs of professional athletes facing temporary disabilities. Our team has a history of securing benefits for California athletes. We will:

    • Guide you through the claims process and ensure proper documentation.
    • Fight for the maximum temporary disability benefits and medical coverage.
    • Negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.

    Don't let a temporary injury derail your career. Contact us at (310) 684-3817 or connect with us online today for a free consultation to discuss your temporary disability options under California workers' compensation.

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