Cricket is often regarded as a safe and sophisticated gentleman’s sport, but the combination of fast bowling and heavy hitting means that it can be dangerous, involving myriad injuries for cricketers.
If you’ve sustained injuries while playing cricket and you weren’t to blame, it may be possible to claim compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline if you had a slip, trip or fall at a cricket match, or you’ve been involved in an accident, which resulted from somebody else’s negligence.
Common injuries for cricketers
Whether you’re an amateur who enjoys a casual bat and ball session in the park, or you’re a professional cricketer, it’s important to be aware of the potential injuries for cricketers. Examples of injuries for cricketers may include:
- Head injuries caused by high balls and bounces
- Fractures and bruising caused by contact with hard balls travelling at speed (finger injuries are particularly common)
- Muscle strain caused by repetitive actions and standing for long periods of time
- Stress fractures and repetitive strain injury caused by the repeated bowling action
- Back pain and increased risk of complications, such as a slipped disc, caused by bowling
- Bruising caused by impact of the bat or ball
- Sprains caused by slips and trips
How can the risk of injuries for cricketers be reduced?
If you’re playing cricket, you should take health and safety considerations into mind to reduce the risk of injuries. If you’re playing professional sport, or you’re taking part in an organised class, there may be strict guidelines in place.
Measures which may help you to avoid injuries and sporting accidents include:
- Wearing a helmet when batting or fielding close to the batsman
- Using additional protective equipment, such as knee pads and gloves
- Using the correct batting and bowling techniques
- Warming up properly before playing
- Cooling down after a game
- Stretching and conditioning your muscles, which is particularly important for bowlers
- Seeking medical advice if you start to experience discomfort, or you notice symptoms such as inflammation or redness
If you’ve been injured while playing organised sports or you’ve been involved in an accident in a public place which wasn’t your fault, call Accident Advice Helpline for information and advice on making a no-win, no-fee* claim for public liability compensation.
We have over 15 years’ experience in helping clients to claim compensation for public place accidents. Call us now on 0800 689 0500, or on 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice