Sport is great fun and has a host of benefits for mental and physical health, however, there is a risk of injury. If you’ve been injured while playing sport or you’ve had a slip, trip and fall while spectating, you may be able to claim compensation.
Sporting accidents: Can I make a personal injury claim?
There is a degree of risk involved in most sports and you have to take this into consideration before you hit the gym, head onto the courts or take to the pitch. There are rules in place and recommendations about equipment and conduct to try and lower the risk of accidents, but sometimes the rules are flouted and guidelines ignored and this can result in injury.
If you’ve been injured as a result of using faulty equipment or the environment is unsafe and this causes you to be involved in a public place accident, this is not acceptable and you should be able to claim compensation.
Football accidents: Preventing public place slips, trips and falls
Football is one of the leading spectator sports in the world, with millions visiting stadia and tuning into watch live games every weekend. When you go to watch a football match, you want to feel safe and secure and enjoy the match without any worries about your safety. The owners and managers of football stadia and grassroots clubs and public facilities have a duty to adhere to health and safety protocol in order to protect members of the public. If you have an accident, such as a slip, you suffer abuse from another person or you are trampled, and it was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Football injuries: Can I make a personal injury claim?
You could also claim compensation for an injury sustained while playing football as a result of somebody else’s behaviour or actions. If you’ve been injured by a high tackle or a late foot-in, for example, you may have a viable injury claim. Common types of injury sustained in football include ligament damage, fractures, muscle strain and head injuries.
How to claim public liability compensation
Accident Advice Helpline offers a very simple 30-second online test to help you decide whether or not you have a public liability claim. If you answer yes to the following questions, call the expert legal team today:
- Have you had an accident or been injured in the last three years?
- Can you prove that you were not at fault?
- Do you have evidence to support your claim, such as eyewitness accounts and a medical report?
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: David Brown