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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

    Rugby injuries caused by dangerous pitch conditions


    At Accident Advice Helpline, we look to provide you with advice to keep you safe and help prevent horrible, life-changing accidents from occurring. Quite often these accidents are our fault, but when the blame falls on someone else’s shoulders, we use our experience of over 16 years to advise you on your personal injury and whether or not you can claim compensation.

    One of the most likely places for a person to get injured is on a rugby pitch and, funnily enough, it’s not always because of the brutal physical sport that takes place, even spectators get injured from time to time. With rugby being a sport that doesn’t necessarily depend on the surface of the pitch being immaculate to play on like football does, pitch conditions are often neglected and this can result in serious injury.

    What kind of rugby injuries are caused by dangerous pitch conditions?

    • When officials/club owners fail to check for the presence of frost on a rugby pitch, it means that those playing can be in for some serious injuries. By going down hard on frozen turf there is the risk of broken bones and serious grass burn.
    • In some cases, rugby pitches have built-in irrigation systems and this can be considered a dangerous pitch condition. When sprinkler holes aren’t sufficiently covered, there is a high risk of someone twisting or even breaking their ankle by running over it.
    • Given that rugby is a sport where players go to ground a lot, dangerous pitch conditions including high presence of clay in the turf, stones and rocks can be dangerous for the players.

    Can you claim if you’ve suffered an injury from dangerous pitch conditions?

    If you have suffered an injury during a rugby game that is a result of dangerous pitch conditions, you may well be eligible to claim for your injuries. Poor field conditions are particularly common at school rugby games. Negligence often results in injury to others so contact us to find out how to claim.

    How to contact us to claim for personal injuries

    Playing rugby is a high risk sport and while there are plenty of common injuries that you could pick up, it’s likely that you could suffer an injury due to the poor maintenance of a rugby pitch. To find out if you are able to claim, get in contact with one of our helpful advisors by calling 0333 500 0993 from your mobile or 0800 689 0500 from a landline.

    Date Published: February 19, 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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