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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

    Claiming compensation for sports concussion

    Concussion injuries usually occur when someone has a serious blow to the head and can be very mild or severe, depending on the injury. Symptoms of concussion include confusion, pain, memory loss and dizziness or ‘seeing spots’. This type of injury can be caused by a simple slip, trip or fall or it can be caused by a blow to the head, such as a severe hit from a football, rugby ball or other sports-related equipment. Sports concussions are relatively common due to the contact nature of some sports but it may go unnoticed if a player is running on adrenaline.

    If this is the case, there is a risk that complications can occur such as recurring headaches, memory loss, depression and other mental illness. This is usually caused by recurring blows to the head as opposed to one severe blow. Those who have mild concussion usually recover after a period of careful monitoring but those who continue to play sports without being treated for concussion could experience these complications. Claiming compensation for sports concussion is relatively straightforward with the right representation.

    Common sports associated with concussion

    Taking part in sports activities has an element of risk attached; particularly with contact sports like football or rugby. Continuous falls or knocks to the head could result in concussion initially but there may be complications associated with this if it remains undiagnosed. If your concussion is left untreated and someone else is at fault for this, you may be able to win a cash payout to help you cope with any financial losses. If you are planning on claiming compensation for sports concussion, you may want to contact a solicitor for advice.

    Contacting the Accident Advice Helpline

    Accident Advice Helpline can arrange for you to speak to an expert regarding your sports concussion case. Should you have suffered an injury like this and it has affected your ability to play sports professionally or it has affected your daily life, you may be able to claim compensation to help you financially during a stressful time. Our helpline is free to call and is available 24/7 or you can contact us via our website to obtain no-obligation advice from our experts. Make your claim today at no initial cost to you and you may be able to win a cash payout for your injury which can help you pay for any associated costs.

    Date Published: October 30, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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