Soccer Injury Lawyers - Accident Compensation
Our soccer injury lawyers in Canada offer expertise that is second to none. If one of our soccer injury lawyers represents you in your accident compensation claim you may rest assured that your case will be dealt with in an efficient, business like manner. If you would like to talk to a specialized lawyer about a soccer accident, just make contact and a soccer injury lawyer who deals exclusively in accident compensation claims will give you advice at no cost on your soccer injury with no further obligation.
Soccer is a contact sport which has international participation. Community recreation leagues span across the continents. In North America it was recently estimated that 12 million citizens engage in the sport of soccer. The National Electronic Injury Surveillance System estimates over 150,000 minor and major injuries occur annually from soccer participation. Accordingly, outdoor soccer is stated to have six times less injury compared to indoor soccer.
Causation and Concussions
Preliminarily, outdoor injuries may be attributed to playing surface, which is either artificial turf or natural grass.
Indoor play has significantly more injuries statistically, which are attributed to collision with players or side-walls, or playing rules may be somewhat relaxed by officials.
Injury to lower extremities. In Toronto Canada, the soccer association for the U-13 girls’ age group is experimenting with what is termed a girl-friendly lighter ball. This is believed to reduce knee and leg injuries, as the ball is about 20 percent lighter and smaller compared to the standard adult soccer ball.
Movable soccer goal posts and nets have been cited to cause injury, and according to one often cited statistic, caused more than 30 deaths since 1979. Deaths resulted either from one’s misuse of the goal post, or the actions of another causing the goal to strike someone leading to fatal injury.
Both at the professional and amateur levels, football, ice hockey, and soccer statistically share results relative to head injuries and resultant concussion. The Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, CASM, recently reviewed the literature concerning injuries from soccer. Their definition of head injury was defined as “Traumatic injury to the head that is usually evident on clinical examination.” Examples would include cerebral spinal fluid leakage, laceration and hematoma. The CASM review cited symptomatic concussion which occurs in up to 50 percent of university varsity soccer players over a full season. Furthermore, statistical concurrence seems similar for those participating at all levels of the sport.
Soccer Injury Lawyers
In the event you or one of your loved one suffers a substantial injury while engaged in a soccer match or practice, and the injury causes hospitalisation, a disfigurement, blindness, paralysis, death or other damages, please contact our office as soon as possible. When an injury or injuries resulted in any of the aforementioned conditions, pain and suffering and other expenses may be compensable.
Our soccer injury lawyers might be able to assist you to recover costs of in-home care, necessary conversions in your home, which will provide added wheelchair access, as well as possible pain and suffering, dependant on legal thresholds.
Approximately 9 out of every 10 personal injury cases never go to court. Although our lawyers are experienced and knowledgeable in courtroom settings, it is our ability to with large insurance companies and corporations that sets us apart from our colleagues. It is crucial that you hire a tough negotiator with experience in the courtroom, if that should become necessary. Knowing insurance company tactics which they often use to dodge making just payments and adequate compensation to accident victims is imperative.
Contact our office today with your compensation questions, questions regarding thresholds, or any other questions pertaining to personal injuries you or a family member may have incurred. The consultation is free, confidential, and without obligation.