Cricket seems like such a sedate pastime, the sound of leather on willow, the ripple of applause, the break for lunch. There are risks, however, whether you are in a large stadium like Lord’s or on your local village green with a picnic, it is important to stay aware throughout to avoid injury by spectating cricket.
If you have suffered an injury watching a game of cricket in the last three years then you should contact Accident Advice Helpline. Our law firm has years of experience dealing with all sorts of compensation claims including sports-related injuries. They also specialise in slips, trips and falls and work related injuries.
Just one look at the protective gear worn by cricketers is enough of a warning as to the dangers that cricket presents. Batsmen wear helmets, huge pads, a box to protect the crown jewels and heavily padded gloves. These precautions aren’t just for fun. The cricket ball is hard and when bowled at over 100mph towards the wicket. One hit from these cherries can break bones and remove teeth or worse.
When the batsman makes contact with the ball and smacks it to the boundary is when members of the crowd need to stop admiring their cucumber sandwiches and start making sure they aren’t going to be hit.
It may be unlikely to actually get lumped on the head but it is by no means impossible and if you aren’t watching it is more likely and the chance of serious injury is higher.
If you are in a stadium and are returning to your seat but get dazzled by the sun or from a particularly action packed dot ball you might trip, slip and fall down some steps which can also cause injury.
What to do if you get injured
If you have suffered an injury spectating a cricket match then call Accident Advice Helpline’s Freephone number, 0800 689 0500, where our friendly advisors will be on hand to take you through the next steps. If you decide to continue with your compensation claim then our legal team, operating on a no-win no-fee* basis, will give you the best possible chance of getting a pay out. Most customers never need to go to court although the length of time it takes to resolve a case can vary.
Our law firm is also expert in areas like falls, trips and slips, work-related injury and road traffic accidents. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 for more information.
Date Published: April 27, 2015
Author: Accident Advice