NFL Teams, Owners Ordered To Stop Unlawful Attempts To Reduce Workers Compensation Benefits To Injured NFL Players

March 28th, 2011

In a landmark ruling, Federal Judge Paul Crotty of the Southern District of New York issued an injunction requiring all NFL teams and owners to stop seeking to reduce the worker compensation benefits due to former NFL players as a result of injuries they suffered while playing the game.

While the NFLPA won an earlier ruling on this issue, teams and owners ignored the decision in workers compensation cases around the country. The Federal Court found this to be unlawful and has ordered teams to continue paying these former players the injury benefits to which they are entitled.

Workers compensation is a significant benefit for former players who suffered severe injuries during their playing days. The NFLPA brought this case to protect those men and to force NFL teams and owners to live up to their obligations to the game’s greats.

You can view the court order here.

One Response to “NFL Teams, Owners Ordered To Stop Unlawful Attempts To Reduce Workers Compensation Benefits To Injured NFL Players”

  1. Michael Says:

    These men put there heart and body on the line to work and entertain. I feel they should be paid for any future injuries.

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