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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."

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    How to claim 5-a-side football injury compensation


    You’ve probably heard of 5-a-side football, so-called because there are five members in each team. As such it might be said to be a more basic version of the proper game. However, there are risk associated with playing the game, just as there are with regular football.

    Any sport carries risks, but in reality you will be aware of many of them and many can easily be avoided. For example if you went out onto the pitch without warming up, you’d stand a greater chance of being hurt because you were not ready for the game. Indeed, many injuries could potentially be avoided if proper steps were taken ahead of time to make sure that was the case.

    How to claim 5-a-side football injury compensation

    There could be situations where you have a chance to claim 5-a-side football injury compensation purely because of an injury you suffered during a match. For example you have a right to expect the pitch to be in a playable condition. If it has been affected by bad weather – it could be waterlogged, for example, after heavy rain – you could end up sliding over or having someone else slide over into you.

    Knee and leg injuries are more than possible to suffer in such situations. You might also be hurt if the pitch is in poor condition with potholes and other unseen obstacles on it that should not be there. Similarly the changing rooms provided for the game could be in substandard condition. You may end up slipping over on a wet floor or tripping up a step that is not easy to see because it has not been properly marked as such.

    Could you make a claim?

    You may be thinking about trying to claim compensation for injuries suffered during a game of football. If so, you must be able to prove that a third party was at fault for what happened. This may well be the owners of the pitch, who have a duty to ensure the pitch is playable and perfectly safe.

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    Whether you are sure of your situation or not, call Accident Advice Helpline for no-obligation advice on 0800 689 0500 now. This is the easiest way to ensure you can get in a position to make a no win, no fee** claim if our lawyers believe you have a good chance to do so.

    Category: Football accident claims

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