Welcome to the NFL Concussion Settlement Program Website
A Settlement of a class action lawsuit was reached with the NFL and NFL Properties and retired NFL players, their representatives and family members. The retired NFL players sued, accusing the NFL of not warning players and hiding the damages of brain injury. On April 22, 2015, the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania entered a Final Order and Judgment approving this Settlement. The Settlement does not become effective unless no appeals are filed from that Final Order and Judgment within 30 days from that date, or if any appeals are timely filed, after those appeals are resolved in favor of the Settlement. You may check this website at any time for updates on the status of the Final Approval.

Class Members may sign up to receive future information by clicking “Sign Up for Future Information” below and providing your contact information or by calling 1-855-887-3485. There is no further action that a Class Member needs to take at this time to present a claim in the settlement. No claims for benefits can be submitted now and none have been submitted. No awards have been issued. If you are contacted by any person who is not a known and trusted source and who asserts that awards have been issued or who seeks information from you relating to a possible claim, you should not be influenced by the statements and should safeguard your personal information.

Retired players, legal representatives of incapacitated or deceased players, and families of deceased players may be eligible to receive benefits from this Settlement. A Class Member who opted out of the Settlement will not receive benefits.

The proposed settlement provides for three benefits:

1.Baseline medical exams for retired NFL players;
2.Monetary awards for diagnoses of ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease), Alzheimer’s Disease, Parkinson’s Disease, Dementia and certain cases of chronic traumatic encephalopathy or CTE (a neuropathological finding) diagnosed after death; and
3.Education programs and initiatives related to football safety.

All valid claims for injury will be paid in full for 65 years.

Retired players, their legal representatives and family members do not have to prove that the players’ injuries were caused by playing NFL football to get money from the Settlement.

You will be able to register for benefits after the Settlement becomes effective, that is if no appeals are filed from that Final Order and Judgment, or if any appeals are timely filed, after those appeals are resolved in favor of the Settlement. If you would like information in the future when the registration period opens, click “Sign Up for Future Information” below and provide your contact information.
NOTICE MAILING LIST: Packets containing the Court-approved Notice regarding the Settlement have been mailed to known Class Members for whom home addresses could be reasonably obtained, on July 24, 2014. If you have any questions about whether you or any of your clients were included on that mailing list and at what address, you may send an email to ClaimsAdministrator@NFLConcussionSettlement.com and provide your name and current address (or the names and addresses of your clients). The Claims Administrator will check the list and let you know if your or your clients were on the list and at what address. You can also use that email to provide any address updates.