New Rules for Head Injury Set to be Introduced to Football

The Premier League has finally introduced new rules to enforce the protection of footballers who have suffered a head injury during a game.

Whereas before the decision on whether the affected player could continue to participate was down to the team’s management, from this season moving forward the decision will rely solely on the judgement of a doctor.

Over the past decade the frequencies of head injury throughout football has increased and last year there was wide scale controversy over the health and safety of the Tottenham Hotspur goalkeeper Hugo Lloris, who was allowed to continue to play despite suffering a suspected concussion during the match.

A spokesman for serious injury specialist solicitors, Sincere Law, welcomed the move, saying: “These regulations are long overdue, not just in football but for all sports and it is great to see the Premier League are finally taking head injury seriously.”

“On many occasions in recent seasons we have seen instances where an affected player has clearly been left disorientated and it has simply not been acceptable to take the attitude that it is only a knock or it is part of the game.”

The introduction of the new rules has also been welcomed by the brain charity, Headway, who said: “It is an important step forward in the protection of footballers at all levels, especially grass roots. It’s vitally important we lose this culture where it’s brave and courageous to play on. Concussion is an evolving injury with symptoms that may take time to manifest, and if you don’t get properly assessed, it may be too late.”

The new measures that will now be taken where a suspected concussion has occurred include:

  • Player suffering a heavy injury must leave the pitch
  • Team managers will no longer decide if a player can continue to play
  • The club doctor is now responsible for the final decision
  • There must be a third doctor in the tunnel, to be provided by the home team, who will serve as an observer to spot any potential concussions that may occur during the game and will use TV replays to assess the severity.
  • There will be an awareness campaign to ensure all players and managers understand the dangers of head injuries.
  • Players in the Premier League will be subject to baseline neurological assessments each year so that doctors can measure recovery time if they suffer concussion.

If you have suffered a head injury as a result of the negligence of another person, then you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation, whether it has happened at work, on the road or in your leisure time.

For more information on making a head injury compensation claim fill out our contact form or call us on 0800 092 2896.

Sincere Law Launches New Website

Sincere Law are pleased to announce the launch of our new, fully responsive website

The website is specifically designed to help those who have suffered serious injury, as a result of an accident that they were not at fault for, get the help and support they need to claim for compensation.

Our Mission

Our mission is to help give our clients the highest level of assistance, whether it is through medical care, rehabilitation, psychological and financial support, while they recover from their injuries.

We are dedicated to obtaining financial justice for our clients from the person(s) who have caused them to suffer and will stop at nothing to ensure that they get a satisfactory settlement from their claim

Our Promise

Here at Sincere Law we pride ourselves on what our clients think and say about us and we promise to always listen to the voices that matter the most in order to make sure we can provide the best service possible.

Our philosophy is that if you have suffered an accident that wasn’t your fault, then it is only fair that the person who caused it should support your recovery financially through compensation.

We promise to always put our clients health and well-being first and to work hard on their behalf to obtain the compensation they deserve.

We invite you to take a look around the site and welcome any feedback you might have. You can tell us what you think through social media on Facebook, Twitter or Google+.

Alternatively if you have found us because you are looking  for advice and support with your serious injury, you can contact us by filling out our quick and easy contact form on the page relevant to your or your loved ones injury.