New rules are to be introduced in the Premier League with regards to head injuries, starting in the new season. The decision as to whether a player can continue playing after sustaining a head injury will now be down to a doctor, rather than team management.
It is estimated that someone with a traumatic brain injury is admitted to hospital every 90 seconds in the UK. With over 900,000 people already living with a brain injury, these figures are set to keep increasing.
Freeclaim Solicitors, specialists in head injury claims, are calling for improved safety to prevent serious injuries received whilst playing sport.
Recent statistics released by the United Kingdom Acquired Brain Injury Forum show an increase of nearly 35% of people being admitted to hospital with a head injury over the last 10 years
The family of a teenage boy who sustained a serious head injury when he was knocked off his bike are calling for the law to be changed surrounding the need to wear helmets when riding a bicycle.
A man has been awarded £2.3m compensation after sustaining head injuries when he was hit by a car.
A woman who was left with a serious brain injury after the inflatable ring she was riding collided with a speedboat has been awarded £1.37m in accident compensation.