Whether it is an out-of-state athlete seeking to escape his home state’s statute of limitations, or a case that has already proceeded well into med-legal discovery, Bradford & Barthel provides a competitive edge that is a step above the rest.
We know how to make the most of the legislative changes that California lawmakers made to Labor Code 3600.5 in 2013, which limited out-of-state athletes’ ability to file claims in California. This legislation has led the Workers’ Compensation Appeals Board and the District Courts of Appeal to determine that there is no California jurisdiction to adjudicate many out-of-state claims.
Jurisdiction isn’t the only aspect of handling sports claims. Aggressive med-legal discovery disputing causation and apportionment, date of injury arguments, and the anti-merger doctrine are just a few of the tools one can use to defend against athletes’ workers’ compensation claims.