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
- Head injuries, such as concussion
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.
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