Most of us think of cricket as a mild-mannered, gentlemanly game, but when you combine heavy-duty wooden bats and hard balls travelling at 100 mph, there are bound to be risks. Although cricket accidents are relatively uncommon, they do happen. If you’ve been injured in a cricket accident, and you weren’t at fault, you may be eligible for personal injury compensation. Here are some of the most common cricket accidents, and some tips to help you stay safe at the crease.
The most common cricket accidents
Cricket may seem like a safe sport, but there is a relatively high risk of injuries. The most common cricket accidents and injuries include:
- Injuries caused by blows to the head or body
- Slipping when chasing the ball or running while batting
- Impact injuries caused by being hit by balls travelling at high speed
- Collisions with other participants
- Finger injuries incurred when catching the ball or batting
Preventing cricket injuries
In order to prevent injuries when you’re playing cricket, you should always ensure that you play on a proper pitch, you play by the rules, and you wear suitable clothing. If you’re batting, you should wear the following safety equipment:
- A helmet
- Padded gloves
- Thigh pads and inner thigh guards
- Arm guards
- A chest pad
- Abdominal pads
If you’re fielding close to the batter or you’re the wicket keeper, you should also use protective equipment.
Can I claim compensation for a cricket injury?
If you’ve been injured between the stumps, you may be thinking about claiming compensation for a cricket injury. In order to do this, you may have to be sure that you weren’t liable for cricket injuries. If somebody else was to blame for a cricket accident or you were injured as a result of using defective safety equipment, for example, you may have a case for cricket accident compensation.
To make a claim, you must have been injured in the last 3 years, and you should be able to prove that somebody else’s negligence was directly related to your cricket accident. Gather together as much information about the incident as possible, and get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. We have an experienced team of personal injury lawyers who will take over the hard work for you, enabling you to concentrate on your recovery. The amount of compensation you can claim will depend on several factors, including the impact of the accident on your health and your finances. To find out more, call now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.
Date Published: March 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice