Football Injuries – It’s Not Just Concussions

Brain injuries are a very serious concern for football players, especially in high school athletes and younger, but because they get the most media attention in recent years, it’s easy to forget about the other serious injuries that high school football players incur. Some, such as spinal cord and heat injuries, can be fatal. If your child has suffered a football injury, you may be able to recover the compensation needed to cover their medical care and more. Please, talk to an experienced injury attorney today.

Heat Injuries

Heat injuries are some of the most upsetting and regrettable because they are completely preventable. They are most common at the beginning of training season, both because of the intense heat and because players haven’t had time to adapt to the intense physical activity. Some health conditions can increase the risk of serious or fatal heat injuries, too, so new players should always consult with a doctor before they begin training.

Young athletes need to gradually work up to the level of physical intensity, and coaches must ensure that they are getting adequate hydration.

Overuse Injuries

Overuse injuries happen over a period of time and they can be prevented by proper training. Overuse injuries respond well when detected and treated early, preventing them from progressing into something more serious, But that means the player has to take a break from training and playing, so coaches may fail to recommend it, putting the game before the student’s lifelong wellbeing.

Traumatic Injuries

Of course, we can’t leave out traumatic injuries such as knee, ankle and shoulder injuries. These injuries are common and can have lifelong effects. They are often part of the game, it’s a rough game. But the damage can be permanently debilitating. And then there are spinal cord injuries. Spinal cord injuries are rare in high school football, but they are sometimes fatal, and survivors can see their lives changed forever.

If your child was seriously injured or killed while playing or practicing for high school football, the school may be liable. Talk to McPhillips Fitzgerald & Cullum LLP, right away to protect your right to full compensation. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.


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