Football is not considered as dangerous a sport as rugby, as there is generally less contact, which means less opportunity for injuries. Of course, you could still be injured whilst playing football, and everybody takes a certain degree of risk when playing any sport. But what happens if you have sustained a dislocated shoulder in football and you believe that somebody else was responsible? If another player or your coach/trainer was acting negligently, then you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. Or perhaps your child was injured whilst taking part in football training at school or in their free time. If this has happened due to poor supervision or lack of instruction then you could make a personal injury claim for compensation with Accident Advice Helpline.
How can a dislocated shoulder in football happen?
A dislocated shoulder is often the result of a slip, trip or fall, or being tackled in football. If another player deliberately trips you, pushes you or tackles you violently, the resulting fall could end up with your arm popping out of your shoulder socket. Suffering a dislocated shoulder in football doesn’t mean you won’t be able to play ever again – but you may need a few months off to recover. Unfortunately if you are under 25 or over 40, you are at more risk of subsequent dislocations, but you can reduce your risk by carrying out shoulder exercises regularly, which your doctor or physiotherapist will be able to tell you more about.
Accident Advice Helpline could help you to make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim after your accident, which means you can spend less time worrying about how you will afford legal fees and more time focusing on recovering from your injuries.
Are you entitled to compensation?
Anybody who has sought medical attention for injuries sustained in an accident caused by somebody else could be eligible to claim personal injury compensation, and football shoulder injuries are no different. There is a three-year time limit in place to make a claim, which is why many people end up missing out, so don’t be one of them. You can call Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500 (or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to see if you have a viable claim, or get an idea of how much compensation you could get for your shoulder injury by taking the 30-second test on our website right now.
Date Published: February 24, 2017
Author: Rob Steen