Have you ever visited an accident and emergency unit on a Saturday afternoon? The place tends to be crammed with people who’ve suffered an accident on a sport’s pitch. They all sit there, covered in mud, still in their sport kits, restlessly waiting to be seen and worrying about the long-term effects that their injuries will have on the rest of their season.
The types of accidents that could occur on a sports pitch are numerous. Here at Accident Advice Helpline we’ve had claims for a full range of sports, including rugby, netball, football and hockey, and on a few memorable occasions even lacrosse. The point is that as a law firm we don’t discriminate against you, regardless of how your accident occurred, or which sport you were playing at the time. We don’t mind whether your injuries are mild, moderate or severe. All we ask is that you meet the basic criteria for claiming:
- You had an accident in the last three years
- The accident was not your fault
- You received medical treatment for your injuries
We would like everyone to be aware of how to stay safe on a sports pitch, but if that has failed and you need to make a claim against someone else thanks to their recklessness, carelessness or negligence, then please do approach us at Accident Advice Helpline and let’s get your claim started.
Your accident on a sports pitch
The injuries that could be sustained from an accident on a sports pitch vary from strains, sprains, grazes and bruising, to fractures, torn ligaments, head, neck and spine injuries. Regardless of the severity of your injuries, if the accident is causing you inconvenience and impinging on the way you live your life, you should make a claim for compensation. Once you are at the stage where the treatment for injuries sustained from an accident on a sports pitch has been completed, or nearly so, then it is time to make a claim. Don’t forget you must claim within three years of your accident and you can only claim once.
Making your claim
The big question is who is liable for an accident on a sports pitch? As long as the accident was down to someone else you can make a claim against them. This could be a coach or a trainer, another player, or the people who run the facilities where the pitch is located. When you call us, we’ll need to know who you want to claim liability against.
After that, claiming compensation for an accident on a sports pitch is extremely easy. With just the one phone call we can get your claim started and proceed from there. Just tell our personal adviser all of the details of your accident and injuries, and tell us about your treatment too.