USA Softball General Safety and Risk Management
Both the frequency and severity of insurance claims incurred by USA Softball and its member teams and umpires have been increasing. This increase is especially noticeable in the area of liability claims. Injuries and lawsuits now seem to be an integral part of amateur sports in America. It is important that USA Softball officials do everything in their power to reduce injuries and minimize the exposure to lawsuits, since these impede and interfere with the ability to conduct softball operations.
An awareness on the part of USA Softball Commissioners and others of the types of injuries and the nature of lawsuits that occur in softball is important. Being aware of the more common problems will better enable USA Softball officials to avoid and prevent these situations from occurring in the future.