Football Injury Broken Leg Case – £45000 Settlement
Mr Nathaniel from Humberside instructed Mulderrigs to deal with his football injury claim following a broken leg.
He has always been a keep player and he was playing in Sunday Veterans League at the time of his injury.
The game was only minute old when Mr Nathaniel received the ball and passed it on to a team mate.
The ball had been gone so long that he had time to get his foot back on the ground, and at that point an opposing player came flying in late with a two-footed “studs up “challenge.
The challenge hit our client high on his standing left leg above the ankle, causing a fracture-dislocation.
Opposing player was given a straight red card and sent off the field for Serious Foul Play.
Mr Nathaniel had to undergo surgery the following day to have metal work inserted into his ankle to correct the fractures.
He was away from his job as a youth worker, and then had to have another operation a few months later to have some of the screws removed.
His ankle has remained permanently stiff and, unfortunately he couldn’t return to playing football.
Mulderrigs took on his claim against the insurance company and Paul Mulderrig travelled to Humberside to get detailed witness statements from our client and his team mates.
We were delighted when the insurance company admitted that the other player was at fault – that’s pretty unusual in our experience of football injury claims.
We then obtained expert medical evidence about our client’s injury, and once that was available we helped him reach a settlement of £45,000 in compensation for his injuries and financial losses.