Civil and Criminal Liability of Players

Podosky, Anthony (1994) Civil and Criminal Liability of Players. QUT, Brisbane. [Working Paper]


The liability of players in their particular sporting fields has increasingly become prevalent in the minds of government, sport administrators, the medical and legal professions and the parents and players themselves.

This awareness has arisen for numerous reasons.

Due to the enormous volume of sport to which the community is being exposed through the varied levels of the media together with our aspirations towards a healthier lifestyle and longevity, participation in sports has increased. Accordingly, sports injury litigation has increased. A number of other factors may be advanced to explain the increase. Sport has become big business all over the world. A talent for sport may bring the lucky player fame and fortune. It is not surprising therefore, where such ambitions are frustrated by deliberately or carelessly inflicted injury to the player, thought will be given to seeking compensation for that injury in the courts of law.

Other factors are that litigation is on the increase as a means of dispute resolution and lawyers see sporting organisations better able to afford compensation to their players because they are more likely to carry insurance.

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ID Code: 53131
Item Type: Working Paper
Refereed: No
Keywords: Sport, Liability
ISBN: 0868568945
ISSN: 1037-1516
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > LAW AND LEGAL STUDIES (180000)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Australian Centre for Philanthropy and Nonprofit Studies
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1994 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 16 Aug 2012 07:36
Last Modified: 23 Sep 2015 01:25

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