Football is often referred to as the national sport. Not everyone loves the game, of course, and while some may watch it on television, not all fans will take part in friendly kickabouts, or be a member of a local club. But of those that do play regularly, or attend a club, or other facility where they can play, very few of them ever have cause to consider making football accident claims.
Who is liable for a football accident? Sometimes, a trainer or a coach may be liable, or perhaps the owner of the football stadium in which an accident occurs. No two accidents are the same, and no two football accident claims are identical either. Hence why it is difficult to give examples of the many potential injuries that could possibly happen, and how they might occur.
Additionally, you never know whether you might be injured while playing the game, or while using the facilities provided. There are dressing rooms and changing rooms, the tunnel leading out to the pitch, and other areas that could be harbouring hazards that you wouldn’t know were there.
More about footballing injuries
The injuries you could sustain from a football accident could be anything from a sprained ankle, to a head injury, and perhaps broken bones, too. If you were playing football recently and you received an injury, you may now be pondering your situation. This article may help you understand your position more easily.
Some people worry about whether their injury was bad enough to lead to a chance of claiming something in compensation. It is good to remember that medical intervention is a good idea if you do suffer an injury while playing football, even if you think that injury was minor. For example, if you turn your ankle over on a substandard pitch, you might think it is merely a mild sprain. But if you cannot bear any weight on it, this could be indicative of a broken bone, too. Getting expert medical advice means you’ll be treated appropriately, nothing will be missed, and you will have more evidence to use if you do decide to consider football accident claims. We’ll find out more about this in just a moment.
If you are hurt while playing or training, you should seek treatment for injuries sustained from a football accident. This is important for two reasons. Firstly, you should ensure you know what injuries you have, so they can be treated appropriately. Secondly, receiving treatment means there will be a record of that treatment that can later be accessed if you decide to claim.
This applies no matter whether you go to casualty (ideal if the injury is bad enough to warrant this), or whether you go and see your GP. More minor injuries are best seen by your GP, who will then recommend further treatment or a trip to A&E only if necessary.
There is no need to worry about making a claim immediately after the accident occurs, either. Football accident claims can be made within three years of the date on which your injury (or injuries) were sustained, so there is time to take this step once you have been treated and you have identified your injuries and are recovering.
Preventing a footballing accident to begin with
Of course, it is best to understand the steps to take to prevent a football accident rather than suffering from one. However, even if you know how to stay safe, you may be hurt because a third party didn’t take enough care over the situation. The pitch may be in substandard condition, or perhaps a training session was not undertaken in safety. The goalposts may be well past their best and may collapse given their condition, perhaps striking someone and causing them serious injuries as they do so. These are all theoretical, but they give you some idea as to the problems that could potentially arise that could lead to injuries if you were unlucky.
It is reassuring, then, to know all these incidents and examples are rare indeed. You would be an unlucky person if you were subjected to something like this, but you may be reading this purely because you’ve been in a similar situation already. If so, rest assured we are here to help you where we can.
Do you want to speak to someone about football accident claims?
If so, you are in the best place to do that today. Many people have legitimate concerns, such as whether they can make a claim, and the cost of making a football accident claim. So, it is heartening to know you can claim with the help of one of our no-win, no-fee* solicitors, if your claim is strong enough.
No one ever wishes to suffer from injuries, either mild or more serious. But if this has already occurred, and you now wish to know whether football accident claims could apply in your case, we can provide the answers where required. It is easier than you might imagine to do so, as well.
Find out more
To learn more, you simply need to call 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Both numbers will put you straight through to Accident Advice Helpline, where you can discover how to claim compensation for a football accident. One call could pay dividends and lead to successful football accident claims.
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