Famous Sporting Injuries - An Introduction to the Blog Series

Accidents in sports usually differ to accidents in day-to-day life, but the injuries sustained can be mirrored.  At YouClaim we specialise in personal injury claims, which gives us a wealth of valuable experience when discussing the topic.

Throughout August and September on #YCSportsWednesdays, in our blog series “Famous Sporting Injuries”, we will look at five famous injuries suffered in sport, some of which unfortunately ended the career of the athletes.  Each injury will be assessed as if it was an accident suffered in day-to-day life, and compensation figures will be given based on the YouClaim compensation calculator.

The blogs will be available on site as follows;

Name: Niki Lauda    

Date of Blog Post: 16th August 2017

The former Austrian Formula One driver and three-time World Drivers’ Champion had a horrific accident during the 1976 Gran Prix, suffering severe burns to his head and losing most of his right ear and eyelid.

Name: David Busst    

Date of Blog Post: 23rd August 2017

Coventry City’s David Busst suffered arguably the most infamous sporting injury in April 1996.  Busst suffered a double compound fracture with the impact causing his cracked fibula to pierce the skin.

Name: Glenn McGrath

Date of Blog Post: 6th Septmember 2017

During the 2005 Ashes, Australia’s Glenn McGrath was ripping through the England batting line-up in the first test at Lords.  At Edgbaston before the second test, McGrath stood on a loose ball on the field twisting his right ankle and tearing his ligaments.


Name: Petr Cech        

Date of Blog Post: 13th September 2017

The now infamous incident in which Petr Cech, then of Chelsea, suffered a fractured skull following a collision with Reading’s Stephen Hunt.  Doctors claim that the injury was so severe it might have killed the goalkeeper.

Name: Kevin Everett    

Date of Blog Post: 20th September 2017

As an American athlete, not many people in the UK will have heard of Kevin Everett but he was a former American football tight end of the Buffalo Bills.  During the 07/08 season he attempted to bring down a kick-off returner but suffered a spinal cord injury.


If you have been affected by any of the topics in the upcoming blogs, you can contact the YouClaim team on 0800 10 757 95 or make an enquiry here by clicking the “Start Claim” button above.

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