Over the years the Challenged Athletes Foundation has supported over sixty thousand disabled athletes. Sixty thousand individuals who define perseverance, who define dedication, and who define hard work. As we have gotten to know their journeys the LOIS Firm has come alongside to partner with this great Foundation to help those with a disability pursue their goals in sport.
At LOIS, we believe that our work encouraging disabled employees to return to the dignity and purpose of work is just one of the ways that supports that recovery from traumatic injury. We know that people with physical challenges live full, active lives and part of that is through participation in sports and an active lifestyle.
Often times the expensive cost of adaptive sports equipment can be an obstacle that keeps those with physical disabilities on the sidelines. Most medical insurance does not cover adaptive sports equipment; they deem these “luxury” items. LOIS believes that sport is a right and works to support the Challenged Athletes Foundation in its work to overcome this economic barrier.
How the Challenged Athletes Foundation Serves People with Physical Challenges
- Grants to individuals for sport related expenses not covered by insurance – adaptive sports equipment like prosthetic running feet, handcycles and sport wheelchairs. Travel, training and competition expenses.
- Camps & clinics – running & mobility, para-triathlon, swimming, adaptive cycling, wheelchair basketball, sit volleyball and more.
- Support for wounded veterans and first responders through Operation Rebound.
- Mentorship & community to empower individuals, strengthen communities and create new opportunities for all.
What It All Costs
$30,000 = a set of prosthetic running legs for a growing child
$15,000 = outdoor chair for cycling on trails
$5,000 = a custom track chair
$3,000 = a racing chair
$2,500 = a basketball wheelchair
$2,000 = a Hockey Sled + equipment
What LOIS is Doing to Support Challenged Athletes
LOIS is sponsoring a 5k Walk for the Challenged Athletes Foundation on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at 9:30 a.m. in Dunkerhook Park, Paramus, New Jersey.
LOIS is matching all donations made through the date of the event! This means that all donations made are doubled and will have an even greater impact in improving the lives of disabled athletes.
How You Can Get Involved!
Please join us in empowering individuals with physical disabilities around the world through sports. Individuals are welcomed to join us on our walk/run fundraiser and to make individual donations (matched by LOIS through September 25, 2021!)
If your company or employer would like to co-sponsor this event, please contact Greg Lois.
About the Lois Law Firm
LOIS LLC defends employers and carriers in both workers’ compensation and general liability actions in New York and New Jersey.
Lois is the most disruptive, fastest-growing law firm defending employers.
LOIS led the way on innovative changes in the way workers’ compensation claims are handled in New York. We led on handling cases from cradle-to-grave, we led on the adoption of the virtual hearing process, and we continue to lead on attorney training and development programs that set the bar for the defense litigation industry.
LOIS continues to lead the industry in innovative and efficient risk-transfer analysis and recovery programs for our clients.
Founded in 2015 by an industry leader who wanted to do things differently and put clients’ needs first, LOIS has grown quickly to serve the needs of a diverse group of Fortune 100 employers and carriers by:
- Focusing on case cycle time and outcome;
- Implementing the most advanced case analytics and metrics system in the industry;
- Leading on Litigation Management Guideline Compliance;
- Providing up-to-date training and tools to our clients; and
- being the “go-to” law firm for sophisticated defense needs.
New York: We Cover You Everywhere.
We represent insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third party claim administrators, and employers before the New York State Workers’ Compensation Board. We handle cases from cradle-to-grave. We want to be by your side, moving cases aggressively to closure from the start of litigation all the way through to settlement.
We handle all workers’ compensation hearing locations in the State of New York. We appear in all New York City courts and all “upstate” hearings.
New Jersey: Experience & Presence.
We represent insurance carriers, self-insured employers, third party claim administrators, and employers before the New Jersey’s Division of Workers’ Compensation. We appear in all Jersey courts.
Our founding partner, Gregory Lois, is the co-author of Lexis-Nexis New Jersey Workers’ Compensation Practice Guide and served as Law Clerk to Hon. Joan Mott, Administrative Supervisor of Workers Compensation.
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- New York District Office
- OAL – Cherry Hill, NJ
- 2nd & 3rd Cir.
General Litigation: New York and New Jersey
Lois LLC counts among its clients several general liability, premises liability and automobile liability insurance carriers and third party administrators. We represent the rights of carriers and self-insureds in reimbursement claims under New York WCL § 29 and New Jersey’s Section 40 (N.J.S.A. 34:15-40). We regularly pursue and protect their rights in personal injury matters filed in all counties in Metropolitan New York, all counties in New Jersey and in the federal courts. Click here to learn more about our litigation practice.