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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.
This course originally appeared as a part of our February 2014 Bridge the Gap Event.
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.
Touro Law Center, Central Islip, New York
Juris Doctorate 2006
The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio
B.A. Political Science 2002
New York 2006
New Jersey 2006
National Organization of Social Security Claimants' Representatives
New York Social Security Bar Association
This was a highly entertaining course, taking a high profile topic and using it to illustrate the legal theories in Social Security Law.
topical since involving professional athletes which is cool
This was a great CLE. The presenter was informed, energetic and kept my attention.
Very informative and interesting seminar.
Very interesting material and relevant topic. Probably could be a 2 hour, 2 credit course rather than just 1 credit.
Very informative, with SSD, Workers Comp & Tort aspects presented
great content on an issue for the NFL and many other leagues
Interesting topic and excellent presentation
Very insightful and interesting information!
Excellent presentation. Very interesting.
This was a great seminar.
He is a great speaker.
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.
Very impressive for his first CLE presentation.
Very interesting topic.
The speaker was entertaining and extremely knowledgeable on the subject. Great course.
Speaker was energetic and engaging.
Very interesting. Well done.
Interesting from a political and general interest perspective as well as the legal aspect
speaker was experienced and that came across in his presentation
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