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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Claiming for a rugby injury caused by a dangerous tackle


    At Accident Advice Helpline, we are aware of the risks of rugby injury caused by a dangerous tackle and other dangers posed by playing rugby. When compared with football, the chance of injury is insurmountably higher. It’s common knowledge that rugby comes with a higher chance of injury than with many sports. This is a direct result of the amount of physical contact allowed in rugby.

    The danger, however, doesn’t come with the increased physicality in rugby but rather with the heightened margin for error. In sports where very little physical contact is allowed, like badminton, you are unlikely to run the risk of serious injury inflicted upon you by your opponent.

    Rugby injury caused by a dangerous tackle

    In rugby, there is every chance that your opponent could inflict pain upon you illegally. One of the most dangerous ways to be tackled in rugby is around your neck due to the danger it poses to your spine and back. Countless professionals and amateurs alike have suffered serious damage to their spinal cords after being tackled around the neck. Injuries like these can change a person’s life and are a likely cause for compensation.

    Anyone who knows rugby knows that spear tackling is extremely taboo. The process of lifting an opponent off the ground and driving them into the turf is extremely dangerous. Dropping someone on their head, neck or back, in any context, can result in brain damage, concussion and paralysis after damage to the spinal cord. Compensation after injuries like these is a possibility due to the lasting effect on the victim’s life.

    Am I eligible for compensation?

    If your injury was someone else’s fault and has occurred in the last three years, you may be able to claim for your injury. Injuries can range from minor and serious knee injuries to head injuries that could change your life.

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    How to claim for your personal injury

    If you have been injured during a rugby game, or even while watching at a stadium, contact Accident Advice Helpline. Call from your mobile on 0333 500 0993 or 0800 689 0500 from a landline, to investigate making a claim. Alternatively, you can take our 30-second test right now to quickly ascertain the validity of your claim without the hassle of a phone call. We offer a 100% no-win, no-fee* service and also maintain that you are under no obligation to continue with the claim if you don’t feel inclined to do so.

    Date Published: February 19, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.