For those of you on another planet and not familiar with football: Football is a team sport played between two teams of eleven players each. It is a popular sport worldwide and is played on a rectangular field with goalposts at each end. The object of the game is to score points by kicking or carrying the ball across the opponent’s goal line into the goal, or by catching a pass thrown by the quarterback and carrying it into the end zone. The team that scores the most points wins the game.
Football , like any physical sport, carries a risk of injury. Some common football injuries include strains and sprains, contusions, and fractures. More serious injuries, such as concussions and ACL tears, can also occur. To help prevent injuries, football players should warm up properly before games and practices, wear appropriate protective gear, and follow the rules of the game. Proper coaching and instruction can also help reduce the risk of injuries. Opposing Players should take care when making contact with the players from the other side during tackles.
Civil Liability what is it and how arises in Football
Civil liability refers to a person or organization’s legal responsibility for damages or injuries they have caused to another person or their property. In civil cases, the injured party (the Claimant) brings a claim against the person or organization they believe is responsible (the defendant) in order to recover damages or compensation for their losses. Many players will either have insurance coverage or play in a formal team or league with Insurance cover to meet any claim.
Reckless or Negligent or intentionally Harmful Tackle
Reckless, negligent, or intentionally harmful behavior refers to actions that are taken without regard for the potential consequences or the well-being of others. Reckless behavior is characterized by a lack of care or concern for the safety of others, while negligent behavior is a failure to take appropriate precautions to avoid harm. Intentionally harmful behavior, on the other hand, involves acting with the purpose of causing harm to another person or their property. These types of behaviors can lead to a claim for damages.
Examples of Sporting Injuries
Football injury claims are brought in both the professional game and in organized amateur matches. A high profile case arose from a bad tackle in a reserve professional match in 2003 a Manchester United up and coming youngster was hurt and injured to the extent that he had to give up professional football. He was awarded over £4 million by the High Court in lost earnings as a footballer, the highest award of its type for a professional footballer.
In another case £67500 was awarded in a Football Injury Compensation Claim. The claimant was injured by a tackle which caused severe damage to his knee. The player on the opposite team made a late challenge with his studs showing and was shown the red card. Football players have a duty to take care for the safety of opponents.
What is Duty of Care
A duty of care is a legal obligation to act in a certain way to avoid causing harm to others. The concept of a duty of care is central to the law of Personal Injury, The football player must prove that the defendant had a duty of care to them, and that the defendant breached that duty of care. The specific duties of care that apply in a given situation will depend on the circumstances, but they may include such things as taking reasonable precautions to prevent accidents, maintaining safe practices, or providing appropriate restraint on a football field.
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