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Crickets a nice quiet game with not much trouble - wrong. Sports accident solicitors often have to deal with injuries which may occur during the game itself or during training in the gym or at the nets in practice. A cricket injury compensation claim is the same as all other personal injury claims that solicitors have to deal with in so far as it's necessary to prove negligence and time limits apply. If you have been in injured in a cricket accident as a player or as a spectator you should seek the services of a cricket injury solicitor as soon as possible after the event.

Dangers of Cricket

A cricket ball is hard - very hard and is propelled through the air by high speed bowlers or worse after having been hit by a heavy bat, usually handled by a much heavier man. Moderate to serious injury is not uncommon, broken bones are par for the course with an occasional fractured jaw and cracked skull. Brain injuries and concussion do occur with worrying frequency. Almost all of the bones of the face and body are at risk with regular wicket keepers usually having a collection of broken fingers and few teeth. Slip fielders who are close to the batsmen often suffer fractures. The game speaks for itself in so far as batsmen are kitted out with full safety equipment including face guards, pads, a box and protective gloves. To make matters worse for the batsman, the lower order players are often excellent bowlers but not so good standing at the wicket which puts them even more at risk. Being a spectator is also not without risk in so far as many are injured by high flying cricket balls that they fail to see on a sunny day, until it's too late. A spectators with a black eye are not uncommon. Cricket can be a dangerous game - there are fatalities.


You will need to speak to a personal injury lawyer if you suffer from any sports related injury and you believe that the injury was not just an accident but was due to the negligent action of another player, a coach, the facility or the equipment you were using. The personal injury solicitor will look into the case, talk to the witnesses and consider medical reports and records. If the injury was related to the negligent actions of others, cricket injury solicitors will enter into negotiations with insurers failing which a summons claiming compensation will be issued from a court of law.


Sports facilities, including schools, gymnasiums, leagues and teams usually have liability insurance to cover for sports-related injuries. The claim is rarely against another player unless an individual intentionally assaults you or injures you by way of a 'professional' foul. In such a case both the person who assaulted you and the sports authorities may be found to be negligent and liable to pay damages.

Cricket Injury Solicitors

Our cricket injury solicitors deal with accident compensation claims using the no win no fee* scheme. We operate the no win no fee* scheme otherwise known as a conditional fee agreement. No legal charge is payable unless the legal case is won and the client obtains an award of compensation. In the event that the legal claim is lost there is no charge made to the client. For free advice without further obligation from a specialist personal injury solicitor just call the helpline, complete the contact form or email our offices.



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The author of the substantive medical writing on this website is Dr. Christine Traxler MD whose biography can be read here