Two former Chicago Bears players have received sizable workers’ compensation awards from the Illinois Workers’ Compensation Board.
First, former All-Pro safety Mike Brown sought compensation after suffering from foot and leg injuries sustained while playing the Chicago Bears. As detailed in this BusinessInsurance.com article, Brown, who is now with the Kansas City Chiefs, was awarded $140,000.
Another ex-Chicago Bears player, tight end Gabe Reid, received a workers’ compensation award that is reportedly the highest ever paid to a pro athlete in Illinois. Reid, who injured his right knee while playing for the Bears from 2003-2006, was awarded $325,000.
Most workers’ compensation awards are not as large as Reids’, but hiring a good Illinois workers’ compensation lawyer is the first step toward obtaining the compensation you deserve for your work-related injuries.