The experienced attorneys at Wagenheim & Wagner, P.A. have successfully represented injured workers for over 40 years in complex workers’ compensation trials and appeals. Richard Wagenheim and Barbara Wagner have obtained favorable decisions in numerous permanent total disability cases, the most significant and longest lasting disability benefit available to injured workers.
Wagenheim & Wagner, P.A. represent numerous professional athletes in workers’ compensation claims involving specific on the job injuries, as well as repetitive and cumulative trauma injuries, brain injuries, concussion claims and union grievances.
We work closely with the players, their families, agents and player’s union to ensure that the injured pro athlete receives the benefits to which he is entitled for injuries sustained while playing professional sports.
In the 1980’s professional football players began seeking compensation for their injuries. The NFLPA (players’ union) formed an elite panel of attorneys from around the country to assist and represent the players. Richard Wagenheim was appointed to the panel to represent injured members of the Miami Dolphins. When the Tampa Bay Bucs and Jacksonville Jaguars joined the NFL, our firm began representing injured players from those teams as well.
In the 1990’s, the Professional Hockey Players’ Association placed us on their Workers’ Compensation panel to assist minor league professional hockey players. Subsequently, our firm has been asked to represent professional athletes on behalf of the Major League Baseball Players’ Association, National Hockey League Players’ Association and the Arena Football League Players’ Association. Our firm has taken a leadership role in this unique area of workplace injury law. We have successfully represented injured athletes from the NFL, NFL Europe, the Arena Football League. XFL, major and minor league baseball and hockey, and professional soccer.
Wagenheim & Wagner, P.A. lawyers represent professional athletes in matters concerning injuries, wages, workers’ compensation benefits, and protecting the athletes’ rights under the terms of their sport’s CBA (Collective Bargaining Agreement.)