Workers’ compensation claims are complicated in any capacity, but they are especially so when sports are involved. These physically demanding jobs put players in a position to get hurt, which ultimately costs leagues, team owners, and their insurance companies an incredible amount of money.

Fortunately, leagues have options when it comes to workers’ compensation claims and other sports litigation issues. With the help of a designated legal team, you can address player issues and protect your organization from unfair workers’ comp claims, biased contracts, and other legal matters. Our team at Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP offers sports law services nationwide for a variety of organizations.

Trust Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP

Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP attorneys have been called upon by professional sport leagues, their individual clubs, Olympic sport athletes and their consultants to provide cutting edge, creative solutions to difficult problems.


Our firm litigates workers’ compensation and disability claims defending leagues, clubs and their insurance carrier partners in the challenging and difficult California workers’ compensation system. Our attorneys have been called upon to create and advocate difficult defenses, even if it has required creating new law where most said changes to the law were impossible. The trial attorneys at BPK have tried numerous cases to conclusion and have achieved unprecedented success defending claims for professional sport franchises and leagues.

The firm takes an innovative yet practical approach to litigation. The attorneys are creative in ascertaining viable defenses and preparing novel defenses for each case. We have resolved cases for settlement figures far below case value, and we have tried and won cases at the trial level, reconsideration level, and appellate level, including before the California Supreme Court.

Our Experience

Our partners have participated in the crafting and development of collective bargaining agreement language for professional sports leagues, created the concept and drafted portions of the standard uniform player contracts for Major League Baseball, and assisted in a long and hard-fought battle to change the law relative to when an athlete has jurisdiction to file a workers’ compensation claim in California.

In addition to litigating workers’ compensation claims, our attorneys have assisted Leagues, Clubs, Sponsors, and governing bodies by providing business counsel, contract drafting and review, as well as complex transactional matters relative to sponsorship and activation. The lawyers at BPK have consistently been asked to draft, negotiate and review contracts throughout the sports industry.

When the game is on the line, our clients choose Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP to bring home the victory.

Workers’ Compensation Litigation in Sports

The state of California requires that most employers provide workers’ compensation insurance for their employees. Though this may not be a problem for many industries, it can provide distinct issues for sports team managers and leagues.

Professional athletes suffer injuries at a higher rate than employees in other professions, and workers’ compensation claims can be frequent. Unfortunately, the law aims to have leagues pay workers’ compensation to injured players under the same standards as any other industry, putting sports employers and their insurance companies at a distinct disadvantage.

If you are facing an increased level of workers’ compensation claims, or if you are looking to adjust your policies to better protect your finances, legal help is required. The workers’ compensation system in California is highly complicated, and navigating it is difficult. Legal help from Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP gives you an advantage while you make changes to your policies and protect your company from financial damage. In the past, we have even changed laws to better protect our league and sports management clients because we are dedicated to creating a fair system for you.

Sports Litigation

Just as in any other business, legal issues can arise in the sports world. Because sports are a niche professional industry, many attorneys do not know how to navigate these issues. Fortunately, our team at Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP is highly trained to handle sports litigation of multiple types.

Contact Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP

Our team at Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP provides nationwide coverage for sports organizations. We can assist with any legal issue that may arise for your team and help to develop creative solutions to any existing legal problems. Our team is highly trained and ready to support your team as you hit the field, court, or rink.

For more information about our comprehensive sports legal services or to schedule a consultation with us, please contact Bober, Peterson & Koby, LLP today.