Football is a sport that is enjoyed by many whether that’s watching or playing or both. With any football team, whether it’s semi-professional or Sunday league, there’s always a coach/manager running up and down the park screaming instructions and tactics to players. And while it’s often rare to see given the nature of the position, in very special circumstances, football managers can suffer accidents when they get a little too excited.
What type of injuries can football managers suffer?
The chance of football managers sustaining injuries on the field are relatively uncommon because at most times during the match, they’re mostly still. However, while it’s uncommon, it’s not unheard of, especially in the UK where for 5-6 months of the year, most fields are sodden and extremely muddy. This significantly increases the chance of slips, trips and falls.
Risks also arise when out training with the team, whether it’s before the match or during the weekly practice session. Such incidents like collisions and heavy tackles can lead to reasonably severe injuries.
Here is a list of potential injuries suffered when being a football manager:
- Bruises, cuts, and abrasions from walking into light poles
- Slips, trips and falls due to uneven ground and sodden fields
- Broken bones from collisions
How to avoid such injuries?
Avoiding injuries when being a football manager can be reasonably easy considering the nature of the position. Like anywhere, it’s important to be aware of the surroundings as well as the conditions underfoot and the environment they’re in.
Make a claim
If you’ve suffered any of the above injuries in the past 3 years and you believe – and have documentation to suggest – that the accident wasn’t your fault, get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline.
Whether its a slip, trip or fall or a more severe accident, Accident Advice Helpline has over 15 years’ worth of experience and is endorsed by popular TV personality and consumer champion Dame Esther Rantzen. Our expert team of lawyers can help relieve the stress often associated with a potential claim for compensation. In fact, many of our clients don’t even have to step a foot inside a court room.
For the benefit of our clients, we have a freephone helpline open 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Manned by professionally-trained advisors, feel free to give us a call at your next convenience 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: December 9, 2015
Author: David Brown