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Our client was involved in an accident when he was playing football. As he ran forward with the ball an opposition player lunged in from behind and landed heavily on his leg. He was wearing football boots and shin pads at the time.
As a result of the accident, our client suffered fractures to his leg and required surgery to have a metal pin inserted. He also suffered psychological trauma due to the injuries sustained.
He was unable to play golf and football for two years following the accident and due to weak leg muscles following the fracture he has twisted his knee three times while trying to resume playing football. His home life was also affected in that he was unable to carry out household tasks initially following the accident and required assistance with personal care for the initial six weeks following injury.
At the time of the accident our client was employed as a green keeper for a golf course and was signed off sick for three to four months, returning on lighter duties for six to eight weeks before returning to normal duties.
Irwin Mitchell’s specialist Personal Injury team pursued this claim on behalf of our client. The defendants initially denied liability, which led to various offers being put forward in order to gain justice for our client who had suffered as a result of his injuries. The case was finally settled on a 60/40 liability split in favour of our client and a positive outcome was achieved with £6,600 being recovered in an out of court settlement.
If you've suffered a football injury due to a reckless tackle or poorly kept facilities, our sports injury claims specialists could help you claim compensation. See our Football Injury Claims page for more information.
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