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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

    Common injuries for footballers


    Millions of people in the UK watch or play football every week. If you play the sport, you’’ve probably experienced your fair share of common injuries for footballers. After all, although football is a non-contact sport, there is a high risk of injuries for footballers.

    If you’’ve been injured playing football, or you’’ve had an accident in a public place, such as a slip, trip or fall, you may be able to claim compensation.

    What are the most common injuries for footballers?

    Injuries are fairly common in football; the most common injuries for footballers include:

    • Soft tissue and muscle injuries, such as ligament damage and strains and sprains
    • Fractures
    • Head injuries, such as concussion
    • Dislocations
    • Cuts and grazes
    • Bruising

    Most commonly, the knees, ankles and feet are affected. Injuries may arise as a result of changing direction suddenly, slips and trips, contact with other players and falling awkwardly.

    Can common injuries for footballers be prevented?

    Sometimes, it is possible to prevent football injuries. You may be able to reduce the risk of suffering fractures and soft tissue damage by wearing shin pads, for example.

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    In other cases, injures are inevitable. If you are playing football, it’s important to wear suitable protective equipment and play by the rules. Play on suitable terrain and wear footwear which offers support for the ankles and offers grip.

    When is it possible to claim compensation for a sports accident?

    If you’ve been injured playing sport, and you weren’’t at fault, it may be possible to file a claim for public liability compensation.

    If you’’ve been involved in a public place accident or you’’ve been injured as a result of another player’’s negligence, gather all the relevant information together about the accident and contact Accident Advice Helpline.

    Compensation may be awarded if you’’ve been injured playing organised sport as a result of a lack of supervision or the use of faulty equipment, for example.

    Get in touch

    If you have a viable personal injury claim, the expert legal team at Accident Advice Helpline will take care of all the leg work for you. Visit our website and take a simple 30-second eligibility test.

    Alternatively, call our friendly advisors now to discuss your personal injury claim. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. We work on a no-win, no-fee* basis and the vast majority of our clients never have to attend court proceedings.

    Date Published: April 29, 2016

    Author: Accident Advice

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. Authorised and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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