Call the personal injury specialists at Accident Advice Helpline to get expert amateur sports injury advice on how to make a claim. If you have suffered an accident that was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
Do you like to play football, go swimming, or horse riding? Whatever the sport you enjoy doing, you may expect to get more than your fair share of bumps and bruises. Nevertheless, you should also expect the organisers of the amateur sport to keep the risk of injury to a minimum. They have a duty to make sure that sporting facilities and equipment are maintained to a high safety standard. If activities should be supervised then it is their duty to ensure that a qualified person is there to supervise them. Safety equipment is also a vital part of some sports and should be regularly checked. A riding helmet, for example, won’t protect you head if it’s in a poor condition.
What injuries can be claimed for?
The short answer is, any injury that was caused by the negligence of others and has had a negative impact on your life. Common amateur sports injuries are sprained or twisted limbs and broken bones. Hopefully these will heal, but while they’re healing, are you still able to work, or will you lose income? Injuries that are more serious are head and spinal injuries. These injuries may be long term and life changing. A severe head injury may cause epilepsy, while spinal injuries could cause paralysis. Injuries such as these may not only impact on your ability to work, but also may require modification to your home and transport. Whatever your injury you can be sure that at Accident Advice Helpline there is a solicitor who specialises in claims for your injury type.
Accident Advice Helpline was founded in 2000 to help people like you get the legal advice and support they need. We understand how traumatic a severe injury can be and how worrying it is if your injuries cause you and your family financial hardship. Our expert lawyers work on a no win, no fee* basis, so there are no upfront costs to add to your financial worries.
What should I do?
When making a claim your solicitor will need as much information as possible about the injury and how it happened. It is important to have medical evidence of your injury, so make sure you consult a doctor. Record all the details you can remember after the accident and ask potential witnesses to do the same. If you or anyone else has any photographs or video footage of the accident or the cause of the accident let your solicitor know.
Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile. Our trained advisers will be able to tell you if you are eligible to make a personal injury claim and how much compensation you are likely to receive. Alternatively, try our 30-second compensation calculator to find out now. And hopefully you will soon be back to the amateur sports that you enjoy.