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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

    Dangerous sports: American football


    All sports carry some type of risk of injury from slips, trips and falls to more serious injuries such as strains and breaks. However, some sports are more dangerous than others. One such sport which carries more dangers is American football and one particular injury that is sustained from this game are from slips, trips and falls.

    How are slips, trips and falls caused in American football?

    In this sport you will see much more contact between the footballers as tackles and collisions are commonplace on the pitch so fall injuries are much more likely. In fact, American football is a full-contact sport which can mean you may witness some serious accidents and injuries.

    Even though the footballers wear protective gear and helmets if you collide head on into someone else’s helmet you will not only be looking at a nasty fall injury but also potentially concussion as well. Other fall injuries can be caused by tackles by other players and collisions mid air between players.

    How to help prevent injuries in American football

    The main thing to remember when you are playing American football to avoid any nasty fall injuries is to ensure you are always wearing the protective clothing. This means shoulder pads, helmet, gum shield, the works because if you don’t wear these and you collide with a player you may be looking at much more painful injuries than just a simple slip, trip or fall.

    Luckily, fatalities have decreased greatly from the start of the sport’s life due to extra safety precautions but that doesn’t mean that serious injuries can occur. If you think you may only sustain slip, trip or fall injuries in the form of cuts, bruises, strains and possibly the occasional break you could be wrong. There have been reports of severe concussion, spinal injuries and even cardiac problems from a blunt force to the chest.

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    If you have been involved in an accident such as a slip, trip or fall within the last 3 years that wasn’t your fault you may be able to make a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm that specialises in cases such as slip, trip and fall injury claims. With years of experience our team of lawyers will make the claims process as simple and stress-free as possible.

    To find out more about making a slip, trip or fall claim speak to Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500.

    Date Published: July 22, 2015

    Author: Accident Advice

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