A raft of former Australian Football League players have joined a landmark class action, suing the league after suffering concussion-related injuries.
More than 30 AFL and AFLW players are part of the landmark class action which will soon be launched by Melbourne law firm Margalit Injury Lawyers.
Players are arguing that due to concussion-related injuries sustained during their careers, many are now suffering a reduced quality of life years after hanging up their boots.
Speaking to ABC Radio National Breakfast, Margalit Injury Lawyers Managing Principal Michel Margalit said that players have been ignored for far too long.
“For too long the AFL hasn’t taken adequate measures to protect their players from concussion-related injuries, there’s currently a parliamentary inquiry into concussion in sport and there’s also been a groundswell in the last few years to adequately recognise the life altering injuries these people have suffered.”