Litigation and unfair dismissal are just two of the issues that can trouble a medical professional working in football. When it happens the world can be a very lonely place. Football specific, expert help and support is vital.
As medical professionals we all have recourse to a certain degree of “legal support” from our individual organisational bodies. However, ask yourself this question: As a physiotherapist, masseur, osteopath or strength and conditioning coach employed in professional football, does your professional body have a full understanding of what your job entails? Does it understand the nature of the specific football working environment and does it have a clear idea of how extended “employment” roles actually work within the game? Step outside of your professional body and ask would a local firm of solicitors dealing in employment law have this very specific knowledge?
While we can only surmise as to the answers, at LMedA we can be sure of one thing – we definitely do have this knowledge. Our employment law solicitor has not only been extensively briefed on and seen first hand, the working environment we inhabit, but has hands on experience of dealing with Members’ issues. He has presided over a dozen cases of work related disputes and dismissal this summer alone. In the vast majority of cases there has been a satisfactory outcome for all concerned.
LMedA Legal Support Service is already proving its worth for our members. It is also important for LMedA as an organisation and will further strengthen the platform upon which to build our standing within the game.
LMedA has shown its commitment and remember our legal team are on hand to offer FREE advice on any legal issue concerning yourself and members of your family.