If You Coach Youth Sports and Are Hurt on the Job, Does Workers’
If you coach little league, high school sports, or a private travel team,
and you get hurt at an event, will it be covered by workers’ compensation?
The question has several answers and depends on your title with the organization.
The applicability of workers’ compensation to your injury will depend
on if you are a volunteer, independent contractor, or employee with the
organization. If you are an employee, then standard workers’ comp
would presumably apply. Volunteers are typically ineligible because they
are not “working” at these events. The independent contractors
are in a grey area, especially since there have been recent changes with
independent contractors and employment law.
Because of these complicated factors, if you are hurt while at an event
or practice, and you believe workers’ compensation may apply, you
need to speak with a qualified and knowledgeable Glendale workers’
compensation lawyer from our team. The attorneys at the Law Offices of
Wax & Wax know that each case is unique, and we want you to get the
compensation that you are due. We can review your case, determine what
applies, and help you work through the legal process.
Independent Contractors and Insurance
If you are working as an independent contractor for a league, private sports
association, or high school, there are different rules that apply to insurance.
High school sports coaches, officials, and other supervision positions
for high school sports are often worked in conjunction with your position
elsewhere at the school. If this is the case, your injury is most likely
covered by your employer’s compensation plan.
If you are an independent contractor holding your own insurance, it may
cover your injuries as well as any incurred by your employees or those
who you are providing services. If you are working as an independent contractor
for an association (sub-contracted), there are additional stipulations
that may apply. In all three cases, it is best to discuss your circumstances
and the nature of your accident or injury with an experienced attorney
so that you proceed in the best way possible.
Don’t Risk Your Compensation, Call Today (818) 946-0608
When you are hurt while on the job and it was due to circumstances out
of your control, you need to seek the compensation you are due. You should
not have to pay out of pocket for your medical bills, lost income, or
other injury related expenses. Let our Glendale workers’ compensation
attorneys work with you to determine if you can receive a settlement,
and if so, receive one that is fair and adequate. Your focus should be
on recovery, so leave the legal process to us.
Contact an attorney
at the Law Offices of Wax & Wax today at (818) 946-0608.