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- What are the Common Injuries in Football I Might Be Able to Claim Compensation For?
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- Should I File a Football Injury Compensation Claim?
- What Should I Consider Before Making a Football Injury Compensation Claim?
- Will Tylers Help Me To Get Compensation Following a Football Injury?
Have you ever heard the expression “It is all fun and games till someone gets hurt”? In sports this is true. Many times the friendly competitive atmosphere quickly turns into an arena of pointing fingers and shifting blame when it comes to injury. No one wants to take responsibility for the injury. In these times it may be beneficial for the injured to file a football injury claim.
With any sport there is a level of justifiable risks associated with the event. These are typical injuries which most people sustain during the activity. When it comes to football injuries, the major injuries fall into two specific categories, cumulative (overuse) and acute (traumatic) injuries. In most cases injuries are limited to the simple cuts, bruises, and scrapes which occur during play, but injuries beyond these minor treat-at-home injuries do occur.
The basic rule to follow in identifying a common injury over one which has justification of a claim is whether or not that injury resulted in you having to seek professional medical attention or not. If you had to go to the hospital or if you are currently in treatment for an injury, you may have grounds for a claim.
Acute injuries are those injuries which are a result of a sudden force to the body. Of course these are not the only injuries which go beyond the minor injury, but they are the most common. Acute injuries may include:
- Ankle Sprains
Other injuries which are just if not more serious are categorized as cumulate or overuse injuries. These injuries occur from playing the sport over a duration of time. Where most of these injuries occur from several games of football, they can also occur if a person plays several quarters back to back without resting the body. These injuries may include:
- Tendinitis or ruptured tendon
- Torn knee cartilage
- Pulled muscles
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Runner’s Knee (Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome)
- Hemorrhaging from concussions
- Injuries to the spinal disks (slipped disk or pinched nerve)
Injuries sustained during a football game may have grounds for a claim. If you were injured and have had to seek professional medical attention, then you may have a claim. Injuries which were not diagnosed or treated properly (such as making someone play on a hurt leg that later is found to have a hairline fracture) may have grounds for a claim.
If your injuries were sustained due to negligence or failure to give treatment, you have a claim. This can include the failure to ensure that the football field was safe for play (free of footholds), that injuries were treated quickly and professionally, that loccer rooms were kept safe from hazards, etc.
If your injuries go beyond that which is typically sustained in the process of playing football, than you have grounds for a claim. You are advised to seek the diagnosis of a medical practitioner, staff, or doctor to identify the gravity of your injuries as well as proper treatment methods.
Time is essential in filing a successful claim. If you have sustained a football injury do not wait to file the claim, get the paperwork started right away. Please also be aware that in many sports which include minors, especially in academic settings, the legal guardians are required to sign a waiver prior to the individual being able to play that sport. Ensure that you know the extent of what these waivers cover.
Keep in mind that there is a difference between avoidable injury, common injury, and major injuries. Avoidable injuries (those which you could have avoided if you had taken precautionary or common sense steps to prevent) are very difficult to file a case for. Where there are some cases were a claim may be filed on common injury, most successful cases are based upon cumulative and acute injuries.
If a minor is injured, a legal guardian must file on behalf of the minor which was injured. A minor cannot legally file a claim on his or her own behalf without the written (and notarized) consent of the legal guardian. If your minor is injured he or she should NOT continue to play the sport until given a written release to play from a doctor, physician, or medical staff professional.
Never self-diagnose an injury. If you have been hurt playing football, seek the diagnosis of a professional. What you deem to be a bruised and swollen shin could prove to be a fracture. Avoiding medical attention may result in further injury and the weight of negligence being placed upon you instead of the individual/organization that caused the injury.
We are here to help you. Please contact us if you have any inquires about filing a football injury claim.
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No matter where you were injured in the UK, Tylers Solicitors are just a telephone call away from giving you expert advice about your football-injury compensation claim. If you would like to contact us about claiming compensation in the UK then telephone 0800 699 0079 today for a no obligation chat.