Student Rugby Player Receives Damages for Injuries

A former school rugby player was last week awarded in excess of £2 million, as a result of head injuries caused whilst playing for his school’s rugby team.

The student had sued his former school and the hospital in which he received treatment for the injuries; following an incident in November 2009; and although by the school and hospital had admitted liability, they had disputed claims for damages.

Previously, it was heard that the student suffered a head injury during early November 2009, whilst playing for his school’s rugby team. As a result of the injury, the student received hospital treatment.

However, four days after the incident, when the student returned to hospital as a result of headaches and eye problems, he was advised that a head scan was not required – although it has since been claimed, had the scan been carried out, it would have picked up a subdural haematoma.

At the end of the same month, just over a fortnight after receiving the original head injury, the student was called from the substitute’s bench to play the final minutes of another school rugby match – in which he suffered a second head injury and collapsed at full time.

As a result of the injuries sustained, the former student has been left with permanent brain injuries, which it has been claimed have serious implications on his future educational and employment prospects.

For those who have been injured whilst taking part in a sporting activity, whether its whilst representing the school, or another organisation, if it can be proven that the injuries sustained as a result of the accident could have been prevented, the injured party may be able to claim for personal injury compensation.

In such situations, our experienced personal injury solicitors will be able to assist – and to find out how we can help you, contact our team today.

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