Footballer wins compensation claim

A footballer who was injured when playing on a waterlogged pitch has been given more than GBP 13,000 in compensation.

The amateur player fractured his tibia and shinbone in a five-a-side game at the JJP Sports Soccer Dome in Pride Park, Derby, five years ago, the Derby Telegraph reports.

The 29-year-old argued it was unsafe because despite being an indoor pitch, it was waterlogged. However, he was assured by staff that it was safe to play on.

But during the game the unnamed player slipped in a tackle and was let unable to work.

Although JJB Sports Soccer Dome denied the injury was directly related to the waterlogged pitch, the organisation lost a compensation case at the county court taken up by solicitors Ellis-Fermor & Negus.

Simon Hale, partner and personal injury solicitor with the firm, told the newspaper: "These cases are extremely difficult but we were convinced that the sports company had ignored the dangers and exposed our client to a risk of injury."

Last week, the Daily Mail reported that two celebrities were considering personal injury claims after taking part in the BBC show Total Wipeout.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19224884-ADNFCR

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