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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

    Why should a first aider always be present at a cricket game?


    All sporting activities carry a risk of injury. Even if every participant has a high level of skill and experience, there’s always a chance that something could go wrong and you could end up nursing an injury. If you play cricket on a regular basis, you may be aware of some of the more common injuries. You may ask, ‘Why should a first aider always be present at a cricket game?’, and there’s one simple answer. Accidents can happen at any time, and sometimes, urgent action can make all the difference.

    Why should a first aider always be present at a cricket game?

    If you play cricket, you may have been lucky enough to enjoy the game without falling foul of injury. However, cricket injuries are fairly common. If you’re asking, ‘Why should a first aider always be present a cricket game?’ the answer is that they can make a positive difference if a player is injured. They provide the injured immediate medical attention. Cricket injuries tend to be minor, but in some cases, they can be severe and even life-threatening. First aid response can help to alleviate pain and prevent a serious situation from getting any worse. In the event of a serious cricket accident, a first aider can attend to the player before paramedics arrive on the scene.

    What kinds of injuries occur in cricket?

    The most common types of cricket injury include:

    • Fractured and bruised fingers
    • Impact injuries caused by being hit by a ball
    • Head injuries (these can be prevented by wearing a helmet)
    • Back injuries
    • Overuse injuries (these are most common among bowlers)

    Can I claim compensation for a cricket accident?

    If you have been injured while playing cricket and you weren’t at fault for the accident, you may have a viable case for cricket accident compensation. Whether you were let down by the safety equipment you were using or the facilities did not meet health and safety standards, call Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim for a cricket accident. If you were injured in the last 3 years and you have evidence to show that somebody else’s negligence was the cause, you have every chance of making a successful claim. If you entrust your claim to us, our personal injury lawyers will do everything they can to make the process as hassle-free as possible. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: March 6, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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