Legal Experts Welcome Premier League’s Disabled Access Commitment

Clubs To Improve Facilities For Supporters By August 2017


Specialist serious injury lawyers who campaign on accessibility issues for the disabled community have welcomed the Premier League’s new commitment to improving facilities at stadiums for disabled supporters by August 2017.

All of the clubs in the league this season have agreed to changes which will ensure that changes will be made in line with the Accessible Stadia Guide, which includes recommendations on wheelchair spaces for both home and away fans.

Other issues which are being assessed include improvements to parking and transport information, training for stewards and staff on disability awareness and the ability for disabled fans to be able to purchase tickets online.

In a statement, the Premier League added: These agreements enhance the work already being undertaken to improve accessibility for disabled fans. All Premier League stadiums are currently being assessed in order to determine where disabled access can be improved and the assessment is over a third of the way through.”

Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Serious Injury team have vast experience helping those who have suffered life-changing injuries to gain access to vital financial support which allows them to regain their independence and get the best from life.

The firm also earlier this year launched the Access All Areas initiative, which examines the accessibility of major concerts and festivals across the UK for the disabled community.