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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

    Should you play sport on wet, artificial grass?

    Artificial grass surfaces enable us to play a range of sports all year round. If you’re an active person, you’re probably aware that most sporting activities carry a risk of injury. However, adverse weather conditions can make even the safest pursuits more hazardous. If you play sport on wet, artificial grass, for example, you may find that the risk of injuries caused by slips, trips and falls increases.

    Should you play sport on wet, artificial grass?

    The aim of artificial surfaces is to make it easier to play sport and participate in activities when the weather is not playing ball. If you play hockey or football, for example, a waterlogged or frozen pitch may put paid to your plans. If you can change your arrangements and visit an artificial pitch, you may still be able to play. If you do play sport on wet, artificial grass, it is important to be aware of the safety risks. Make sure you wear suitable footwear that gives you grip and take care when you’re tackling or trying to avoid tackles. You may also need additional protective equipment, such as shin pads.

    Common sports injuries

    Almost every sporting activity you can think of poses a risk of injury. The most common types of sports injuries include:

    • Cuts and bruises
    • Strains and sprains
    • Dislocations
    • Head injuries, such as concussion
    • Fractures

    If you are playing sport, make sure you follow the rules, use the correct technique and dress appropriately. Often, equipment such as helmets, gum shields and elbow, shin and knee pads, is recommended to prevent injury.

    Claiming compensation for a sports injury

    If you’ve been injured on an artificial pitch, and you believe that you were not to blame for the accident, call Accident Advice Helpline now. Sport can be dangerous by nature, but if you’ve been injured as a result of negligence on the part of another person, a club or an organisation, you have a right to claim for a sporting accident.

    Open Claim Calculator

    Give us a call and we can go through the details of your sports accident claim and talk you through the process of claiming personal injury compensation. We have more than 15 years of experience in the claims industry, and we operate a no-win, no-fee* policy. We have designed a process that eliminates any additional hassle for our clients, and the vast majority of people don’t have to go to court. Our lines are open 24/7 on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone.

    Date Published: May 2, 2017

    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.

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