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Common Sports Injuries

It is a fact that we are vulnerable to a number of injuries when we play almost any type of sport. If you are a sportsman then it is quite certain you will sustain some kind of injury during your sporting career. You may encounter a number of sporting accidents that result in injury. The following are some of the common sports injuries that have been suffered.

Ankle Sprain: This particular injury may occur when your foot is fixed at a specific direction and you twist your knees to change your direction. Ankle sprain are quite common with team events like football and hockey where the players have to make sudden changes in their direction. The ligament of your joints gets stretched during this injury. The symptoms of this injury are immediate swelling, knee instability and loss of proper movement of the feet.

Groin Pull: It is one of the most common sports injuries faced by a large number of players of high action sports like rugby, football, basketball, lawn tennis and hockey. Groin pull is a rupture or a strain in the inner thigh muscle which stretch from the pelvis toward the knee. With groin pull injury a player will suffer pain when moving his hip joint, swelling of the groin areas, and loss of movement.

Hamstring Sprain: In hamstring sprain injury fibers of the hamstring muscles located at back of your thigh muscles get torn due to some accidents. With hamstring sprain you will suffer sharp pain as well as ache at the back thigh muscles when you walk or run.

Heat Illness: When you are exposed to high humidity and extreme heat during your game, you may suffer heat illness due to dehydration or electrolyte imbalances of your body. Heat illness is evaluated by the seriousness of the case and they are divided as heat cramps, heat stroke and heat exhaustion. This injury is quite common to cricket players.

Other than the above injuries there are many common sports injuries like Knee Pain, Separated Shoulder, Shin Splints, Tennis Elbow and Wrist Pain.

Accidents and injuries are part of the game however if you sustain some serious sport injuries due to the misconduct or negligence of some other third party then you are entitled to make sport injury compensation claim against your injuries. You are highly recommended to hire a sport injury lawyer to help you in making a successful claim.

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Examples of Compensation Awards for Injury Claims*
Serious Back Injury
Wrist Injury
Serious Neck Injury
Serious Hand Injury
Ankle Injury
Serious Knee Injury
Serious Head Injury

*damages for loss of earnings and other losses and expenses are commonly paid in addition to the injury award and will vary in each case