Pro Athletes, Workers' Compensation, Disability Benefits and the NFL's Concussion Epidemic

(889 Ratings)

Produced on: February 22, 2014

Course Format On Demand Audio

Taught by

Categories:

Course Description

Time 73 minutes
Difficulty Intermediate

Professional athletes are employees just like anyone else, but their paychecks tend to be much bigger than those of the average American worker. Even though they are compensated at high levels, they are still eligible for workers' compensation benefits and even social security disability benefits. Concussions and head trauma have plagued the NFL for years, but a class action lawsuit has finally come to fruition and has attracted major media attention. In this lecture, we will look at what benefits are available to professional athletes and we’ll delve into the NFL’s concussion epidemic, the pending litigation between former NFL players and the league and it’s relationship to Social Security law.

 

Learning Objectives:

  1. Grasp how Social Security Disability and workers compensation relate to professional football
  2. Get an in-depth look at the class action lawsuit against the NFL brought by former players
  3. Advise your client on disability law
  4. Discover what disability programs are offered to former and current NFL players
  5. Understand the various burdens of proof needed to establish a claim for disability benefits


This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2014 Bridge the Gap Event.

 

Faculty

Scott Daniels

Comcast

Scott Daniels is originally from the Philadelphia area and graduated from Touro Law Center in 2006.  He has a broad range of expertise in the area of Federal Social Security Disability and has conducted hundreds of disability hearings across the country.

Prior to graduation, Mr. Daniels was a Summer Law Intern for the Honorable Linda K. Caracappa, United States Magistrate Judge in Philadelphia, PA.  Before joining Markhoff & Mittman, Mr. Daniels practiced extensively in the area of plaintiff's civil litigation.

Education:

Touro Law Center, Central Islip, New York

Juris Doctorate 2006

The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

B.A. Political Science 2002

Bar Admissions:

New York     2006

New Jersey   2006

Professional Memberships:

National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives

New York Social Security Bar Association

Reviews

MB
Merry B.

Great content!

EE
Elizabeth E.

topical since involving professional athletes which is cool

AW
Amy W.

This was a great CLE. The presenter was informed, energetic and kept my attention.

KK
Kathryn K.

Very informative and interesting seminar.

LP
Lily P.

Very interesting material and relevant topic. Probably could be a 2 hour, 2 credit course rather than just 1 credit.

JG
John G.

Very informative, with SSD, Workers Comp & Tort aspects presented

KM
Kimberly M.

great content on an issue for the NFL and many other leagues

LA
Laura A.

Interesting topic and excellent presentation

MB
Majel B.

Fantastic!

SW
Saneda W.

Very insightful and interesting information!

LU
Louie U.

Fantastic!

SS
Salvia S.

Great Seminar

MR
Michael R.

Excellent presentation. Very interesting.

JC
John Roger C.

This was a great seminar.

GS
Gianpaolo S.

Awesome Video!

BS
Belinda S.

Very good.

DH
debra h.

He is a great speaker.

AW
Andrew W.

Not a particular interesting matter generally to me (disability claims), but decided to take it due to NFL aspects (big football fan). Very well done and good introduction into the body of law generally which was interesting.

MT
Mary T.

Very impressive for his first CLE presentation.

BL
Bryan L.

Very interesting topic.

TM
Thomas B. M.

Very interesting

SZ
Sheldon O Z.

Very good

RS
Robert S.

Very engaging.

AL
Adrienne L.

The speaker was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable on the subject. Great course.

TF
Tanette F.

Good class!

JF
Jan F.

very informative.

DJ
David J.

Speaker was energetic and engaging.

HM
Hwesu M.

Very interesting. Well done.

JC
John C.

very good

RK
RUTH K.

Interesting from a political and general interest perspective as well as the legal aspect

PV
Patricia A. V.

Excellent!

KM
Kimberly M.

Excellent

MH
Matthew H.

Great presentation.

JL
James L.

speaker was experienced and that came across in his presentation

SK
Stevan K.

very topical

MW
Mark W.

very interesting

Load More

$89

$ 89 Sports & Entertainment Law and Disability & Social Security Law In Stock

Accreditation

Get Unlimited Access to Lawline Courses

Unlimited CLE Subscription gives you access to take almost any course from our catalog and earn as much CLE credit as you need.