The individual contribution in the UK depends on how much tax you pay so the percentage goes up the more you earn. The problem with the USA is that the cost depends on the level of cover, and becoming seriously ill can bankrupt you when cover limits are exceededCertainly not free here. Docs and hospitals are excellent though. No waiting whatsoever. In the grand scheme of things it costs about 8% of my net salary. Probably similar to the individual contribution in the UK?
I wouldn't be surprised if somebody was seriously injured.
When we scored there was a huge surge down the steps of at least 50 people and half of them disappeared as they fell over.
It actually looked pretty scary, like a huge waterfall of people cascading down.
I've got a GIF of it on my phone but my phone won't let me upload GIFs to this website for some reason.
When tickets are purchased, they should start from the middle, make one side for the supporters without kids or a bus pass, and the other side for those folks, sort of segregate everyone, there's a reason for the family stand, why don't the ticket office staff think about this??
I'm guessing it's due to the fact, and I stand by this, that everybody under 30, seems to have a distinct lack of common sense!
Don't take offence if your under 30!!, it just seems that common sense went out of fashion in the 90's and is yet to make a return.
You can see it here, a fairly large group spread over about 3 rows went over.
Some daft twats about, they're at the most on row F or G, aren't they close enough? Are they that set on getting close enough that they could pick Bill's nose that they lose all concerns for the safety of themselves and others?
I get "being in the moment" and that, but there's a line, and it's injuring others.
I can't stand selfish bastards like that, I've seen people knocked out at gigs and festivals because some "in the moment" tosspot wanted to windmill in a moshpit, this is the same thing.
Depending on how old the guy with all the injuries is, it's a life changing injury. If he was 23 he might recover, but it sounds like a middle aged guy, can't go to work now for months and depending on his line of work might not be able to.
I don't see how rail seating would have prevented this, if the injury occurred on the stairs. I also don't really get all the criticism of our fans. Running down the stairs in celebration isn't a smart thing to do, but it's not massively dangerous. It's clearly tragic for the chap, and I hope he makes a full recovery, but accidents happen - fortunately these kinds of accidents are very rare, because these kinds of celebrations aren't really that dangerous.
This is true. The annual rigmarole for buying insurance is a bit of a challenge. You have to make sure you know what you want. We’ve found there is also a huge difference in quality of various insurance providers as well as the whole in or it of network nonsense.The individual contribution in the UK depends on how much tax you pay so the percentage goes up the more you earn. The problem with the USA is that the cost depends on the level of cover, and becoming seriously ill can bankrupt you when cover limits are exceeded
I think all grounds have to have Personal Liability Insurance ( but don't know how that affects tax relief on a pension pot)Bloody hell.
Hope he has recovers fairly quickly.
As mentioned I'm currently off work with a broken leg and thats bad enough. And then you hear about this poor sod.
Thoughts go out to him and his family!! Hopefully has some kind of medical insurance so that he isn't at a loss financially at least.
Just after we scored, the crowd surged forward and I noticed a lot of police activity, which I assumed was because of the crowd surge. I then saw two first aiders trying to get into the crowd (with difficulty) and then a few minutes later, two stewards carried someone along the touchline towards the corner flag. Couldn't see what happened after that. Some of the celebrations do seem to be getting a bit out of hand - crowd surfing is one that should be a no no.
Rail seats would certainly help - along with a little common sense!