Concussion in Sports

If you are suffering from changes in mood, erratic behavior including aggression, depression and suicidal thoughts, memory problems, confusion or vertigo, you might have a claim.

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Margalit Injury Lawyers are leading experts in injury law and class actions. We have no affiliation to any sporting club or to any sporting organisation, and are therefore well placed to fight for justice on behalf of injured players and their families.

Significant compensation may be available to injured players and their families, where injuries or death are connected to sporting concussions.

Sport related concussions

The health implications of sporting concussions are now well established. Repetitive sports related concussion can have serious neurological consequences, particularly when the repetitive injuries occur when the brain has yet to fully recover from the initial injury.These neurological impairments include chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), traumatic brain injury (TBI), epilepsy, post-concussion syndrome, Motor Neurone Disease, Parkinson’s Disease and dementia.

A growing and significant body of medical literature now exists to demonstrate that many sporting clubs and sporting organisations failed to protect their players from permanent injury suffered through concussion.

Time limits no longer a barrier

Time limitations are no longer a barrier to injured players bringing claims. Recently, the Victorian Courts have allowed an extension of time for an AFL footballer to bring a compensation claim where the concussions occurred more than 20 years ago. This is despite the law in Victoria usually requiring that a claim must be brought within three years or within the 12 year ‘long-stop limitation period’.

To grant an extension of time, the Court requires that, once an injured person becomes aware that they may have a claim, that they act promptly and without delay. We therefore recommend that you contact us immediately for confidential and free initial advice.

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Margalit Injury Lawyers fight for the rights of Victorians.

We understand that navigating the legal system can be difficult. This is particularly so when you have not been involved with the law before or when you are suffering the consequences of an injury. We are here to be your sounding board, and to guide you through the process. No question is too small and we welcome you to contact us at any time during your claim.