18 June 2009
Man receives compensation over leg injuries sustained during football game
A man who suffered serious injuries in a five-a-side football game has been successful in his bid to secure compensation.
The unnamed 29-year-old claimed that he had expressed concern that the pitch at the JJB Sports Soccer Dome at Pride Park in Derby - which contains sports facilities and conference and events venues - was waterlogged and unsafe.
However, JJB sports staff told both teams that the pitch was playable, the Derby Evening Telegraph reports.
During the game, the amateur footballer suffered damage to his leg in a tackle.
He sustained a fractured tibia and shinbone.
As a result of his injuries, he was unable to work for a total of 15 weeks.
Commenting on the case, head of law at the University of Derby Kevin Bampton said: "This is not someone letting teams play on their field. It's a major sports company which should have known about the risks involved."