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Bringing Back the Biff – when personal injury claims and sport collide

  • 29/10/2015 5:08:00 PM
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Bringing Back the Biff – when personal injury claims and sport collide

Paul Horvath, Principal of SportsLawyer was this week invited to interview Mr Jake King as part of the Law Institute of Victoria hosted event – “Bringing Back the Biff – when personal injury claims and sport collide.”

Paul lead a discussion with Jake to help the group consider these issues from a first-hand perspective. Jake King, is a former AFL-footballer with the Richmond Football Club and shared with the group issues relating to the management of injuries, the system by which injury claims are processed by clubs and leagues, and support networks provided by players’ association networks. He shared with the group that it is not unusual for a junior play to want to play while injured to ensure that they receive their match payment. Jake himself, over an eight year playing career had more than thirty medical procedures.

Jake played over 100 games for the Richmond Football Club from 2007-14. A description of Jake on Wikipedia describes him as “a small, explosive forward who is recognised for his toughness and pace around the ball. His speed was fully displayed at the 2007 AFL Grand Final Sprint, which he won.” Jake was also selected for the Australian ‘International Rules’ representative team in 2011.

Sports Lawyer is a boutique sports law firm that provides legal advice and representation to clients within the sporting industry.  We represent clients who have suffered injuries as a result of a sporting injury.  Please contact us on 03 9642 0435 or email info@sportslawyer.com.au if you need advice about your own situation.

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