Negligence in treatment and diagnosis after suffering a serious injury can be devastating for a footballer.

As a contact sport, injuries are an inevitable part of the game and players readily acknowledge and accept that risk. However, on occasions, the manner in which an injury is sustained can lead to a claim being brought against an opponent. Such cases arise, for example, where there has been a malicious or entirely reckless challenge leading to a serious or career ending injury.

Whilst the courts are anxious not to impose unrealistic standards in a fast moving, competitive environment, the law applies as much to the sports field as it does the highway.

If you receive negligent medical treatment or advice it can have life-changing consequences. Substandard care or misdiagnosis of an injury could result in you losing earnings or even put an end to your career.

Professional footballers who have suffered medical negligence may be entitled to receive compensation. Our dedicated team of sports lawyers offers expert advice to elite footballers in cases where negligent medical treatment has worsened their condition or delayed their rehabilitation.

Stewarts is the largest litigation-only firm in the UK.  Our legal expertise and willingness to push boundaries has enabled our clients to win record-breaking compensation awards.

Our role is to secure the best possible future for you and your family. We make sure that failings by medical professionals are investigated, helping you maximise compensation for the poor medical treatment you have received.

 We have acted in a number of cases involving negligent medical, physio, chiropractic and osteopathic treatment following football injuries including:

  • Spinal injury
  • Head injury
  • Concussion
  • Hamstring strains
  • Muscle strains
  • Knee ligament injuries
  • Rotator cuff strains
  • Ankle sprains
  • Achilles tendonitis
  • Shin splints
  • Metatarsal stress fractures

If you think you have received negligent medical care or if you are unhappy with the treatment you are currently receiving, there’s no need to suffer in silence. Contact us to discuss how we can assist you.

If you require assistance, please contact us or request a call from one of our lawyers.

Meet the Sports Injuries team

We act for professional and amateur sportspeople who have sustained career-altering injuries during competition, training, or in other sports-related incidents.

Our lawyers also understand how the failure to properly diagnose, treat or manage medical issues can lead to serious injury.

Paul Paxton, Partner, Head of Personal Injury, Stewarts

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