Q: “How Long Does A Professional Athlete Have To File A Workers’ Claim In Illinois?”
A: In Illinois, there is a three-year statute of limitations for an employee to file a workers’ compensation claim against his or her employer. This applies equally to athletes injured in the NFL, NHL, AHL, NBA, WNBA, MLB and MLS.
If you are a professional athlete who has been injured within the last three years, don’t think you can wait until retirement to file your workers’ compensation claims. You’re leaving money on the table that disappears three years from the date of injury. It’s critical to file your claim now while there is still an opportunity. Gordon Law Offices has a sterling reputation representing professional athletes in workers’ compensation. Call us before time runs out at 312.332.5200.