Pro athletes can get workers compensation benefits for serious on the job injuries - and many players need those benefits after they get hurt.

 

 

All Redskin fans know how bad RG III's (Robert Griffin the 3rd) knee injury was last year in the game against Seattle.  He could barely walk and a few days later, Dr. James Andrews, the renowned sports orthopedic surgeon had him on the operating table.

So could RG III get workers compensation, just like any plumber, carpenter, sheet metal worker hurt on the job?  Of course he could.

Most people don't realize how short and injury filled most pro players careers are.  In researching my latest guide on work injuries, The Pro Athlete's Guide to Workers Compensation, I was surprised to learn the facts.  I'd known from representing pro athletes in the past that it was an up and down road to the big leagues and that most players never get the big contracts we read about each offseason.

And as more medical information and science has come to light on concussions and their after effects for football players, we are seeing many former players who can't get the medical treatment and benefits they need.

Remember, for every RG III there are many, many, many players who play for minimum contracts for a short time and have devastating career ending injuries.

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