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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."

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    The danger of playing football in a waterlogged park


    Whenever you play a sport, you do so with the expectation of feeling a little ‘exercised’ for a day or two after. That being said, sometimes the conditions in which you play can have a massive impact on your health and safety – such as when playing football in a waterlogged park.

    The dangers of playing football in a waterlogged park

    As you would imagine, when playing football in a waterlogged park, there is an increased risk of general slips, trips and falls on wet terrain as studs on football boots become less effective, meaning that they provide less grip.

    In soggy terrain, the ball doesn’t roll as you would expect, which leads to an increased risk of injury from twisting or trips due to misjudgement of ball movement. Visibility issues due to adverse weather conditions is also a condition-specific danger.

    As well as sustaining injury yourself, there is an increased chance of accidentally injuring an opponent or team member, through unintended slips causing collisions between players.

    In addition to sporting injuries, players are also at a higher risk of suffering from general football-related illness due to cold, wet or damp conditions when playing football in a waterlogged park.

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    Injuries induced by playing football in a waterlogged park

    These health and safety risks can lead to myriad football-related ailments including, but not limited to:

    • Sprains, strains, pulled muscles
    • Muscle and ligament tears
    • Head injuries
    • Fractures
    • Lacerations
    • General wet-weather related illness

    Claiming for sport-related injuries and illness

    If you have suffered a sport-related illness or injury and you believe a third-party is to blame for the harm and distress you have endured, Accident Advice Helpline could help you recover any personal injury compensation that you may be entitled to.

    So long as the accident in question occurred within the last three years and you are able to provide adequate evidence of your ailment and to suggest liability, our lawyers can help you determine if you have a case that is likely to succeed if pursued.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    With over 10 years’ experience in the personal injury claims sector, at Accident Advice Helpline, we are the experts in the field. No matter the nature of your sporting accident, give us a call today for more information about the claim process.

    Lines are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never any obligation to pursue your claim at any point during the call. Speak with one of our friendly advisors today on freephone number 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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