How much could you claim?

Find out in 30 seconds...
Injured in the last 3 years?
Was the accident your fault?
Did you recieve medical attention?
Please tell us where you were injured
  • Please enter your full name
  • Please enter a valid name
  • Please enter your telephone number
  • Please enter a valid telephone number
  • Please read our Terms & Conditions

    "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

    Injury liability: organised football on the common


    Organised football on the common can be exceptional fun for children. It can, however, also be dangerous and accidental injuries may occur at any given time. Who is liable if your child gets injured while playing organised football on the common depends on the circumstances.

    Dangers of organised football on the common

    Football is classed as an impact sport and as such carries an inherent risk of football-related injuries. This means that when you permit your child to participate in organised football on the common, you do so at your, and your child’s, own risk.

    However, there are some instances where the organisers of such events, the other players, or their parents, may be held liable for personal injuries.

    When organisers or others may be liable

    If, for example, a child is injured by a slip, trip and fall in changing areas or rooms or on footpaths leading to the pitch, organisers could be held liable for their trip, slip and fall injury if:

    • They were aware of the hazard causing the slip or trip 
    • Had time to remove or at least adequately mark the hazard
    • Did nothing to prevent slips, trips and falls 

    Others may be liable for a football injury if your child was hurt during a deliberately vicious tackle, for instance.

    Open Claim Calculator

    If food and drinks are offered, which is often the case at these organised events, someone else may also be liable for any injuries by scalding, burns or food poisoning outbreaks.

    In any of these cases, you or your child may be entitled to personal injury compensation.

    If you think you have a claim

    If you believe that you may be entitled to personal injury compensation for an injury at a football game, whether it was caused by a slip, trip or fall, a nasty tackle, or excessively hot or contaminated food or drinks, you should contact us, Accident Advice Helpline, as soon after the accident occurred as possible. This will help us to confirm your claim eligibility and get an in-house lawyer assigned to your case.

    Our helpline

    You can get in touch with us via our website, simply complete the 30-second test. Alternatively, call our helpline on freephone number 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Both lines are confidential, open 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and are entirely obligation-free. All cases are dealt with on a no-win, no-fee basis by experienced lawyers specialising in your type of personal injury claim.

    Date Published: August 1, 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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.