Risk Assessment & Insurance

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Concussion rears its ugly head again

Concussion has become a big issue – perhaps THE big issue in sport. Everyone is talking about it, the media have regular news stories focusing on players suffering with it, and lawyers are making a killing from it. It is almost as though this is a new phenomenon… some recently discovered major health issue that […]

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Spanish footballer imprisoned for push

The Criminal Court of Vigo sentenced a local football player to four months’ imprisonment for a personal injury offence which occurred in a football game in Vigo, a city situated in north-west Spain. The offence was committed by the convicted football player who pushed his competitor against the advertising hoardings. As a consequence, the competitor hit […]

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US “soccer moms” sue FIFA over concussions

A group of young American footballers and their parents have sued FIFA and US football groups over the risks from concussions. The California class-action lawsuit accuses the sport’s governing bodies of acting “carelessly and negligently” and failing to protect young players. The filing also calls for new safety rules, including limiting the number of headers […]

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US soccer bans young players from heading

Players aged 10 and under are banned from headers by US Soccer after a lawsuit from parents. The governing body has introduced a number of safety measures to settle a lawsuit accusing it of negligence in treating and monitoring head injuries. The ban includes national team and Major League Soccer academies. Players aged between 11 […]

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