Most bizarre health & safety cases: Only sponge footballs allowed in playground

It’s not just the monkey bars, and sports day races that have faced the axe from the school yard due to slips, trips and falls‘ the football, has also been banned from various schools up and down the UK.

Forget regular footie and reduce playground injuries by using sponge footballs

This seems to be the belief of a number of Head teachers up and down the country, including those at Harewood Junior School in Tuffley and Malvern Primary School in Huyton, who have banned the traditional leather footballs in favour of sponge footballs.

When the school rule at Malvern Primary School in Huyton was made effective in 2011, it may have come as a surprise to the Liverpudlians who attend the junior school.

Although the ban acts as an attempt to reduce the number of accidents at school, the primary has strong ties with the beautiful game, boasting England Captain Steven Gerrard on file as an ex-pupil.

The dangers of football

As with any sport, there are some dangers. You can twist your ankle, break your leg, collide with another player, or indeed be hit in the face with a football.

That being said, all of these sporting accidents are the very same that we have all grown up with for decades – the football ban is merely a response to the current blame culture.

Personal injury claims

While worries surrounding claims and football related injuries in school are rather far-fetched, that isn’t to say that there aren’t accidents in public places that leave victims harmed.

In cases such as these, when the injury sustained was at no fault of the individual, it is likely that you will be able to claim personal injury compensation.

So long as the accident occurred in a public place in the last three years, and you have proof of your injury, Accident Advice Helpline may be able to process your claim.

Working as a law firm, Accident Advice Helpline operates on a no-win, no-fee* basis. The basics of your case will be assessed before the claim is pursued, and you will be advised on whether or not to proceed with your claim.

Once the ball is rolling, your case will be assigned to one of Accident Advice Helpline’s legal representatives, who are experienced in successfully handling personal injury claims specific to your needs.

To discuss your claim with a member of their expert team dial 0800 689 0500 now.

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