When boxing it’s essential to take precautions whether you’re training or fighting. If you suffer injuries as a result of failing to use safety equipment, for example, you won’t be eligible for personal injury compensation. If you have taken the necessary boxing safety precautions, and somebody else was at fault for your injuries, it may be worth considering the option of filing a compensation claim.
Common boxing safety precautions
If you’re training, it’s important to take boxing safety precautions to reduce your risk of injury. Boxing is a contact sport, which carries a risk of a wide range of injuries. Taking boxing safety precautions could help to prevent boxing accidents and injuries like broken bones, dislocations and grazes. In many cases, safety measures save lives.
If you’re training, make sure you use the right equipment. You should wear suitable clothing and footwear, and ensure you have the relevant safety gear with you. Follow the rules of the boxing club or gym, and make sure you use the right technique. Set ground rules when sparring with an opponent. If you’re not going for full contact, make this clear. As a boxer, you should wear a mouth guard, head gear, and wrist protectors. Boxers should wear protective clothing at all times. If fail to do this, you probably won’t be able to claim compensation for a boxing accident.
Can I make a claim for a boxing accident?
If you’ve been involved in a boxing accident which wasn’t your fault, you may have been put off making a claim by the cost of claiming for a boxing accident. However, the experienced legal team at Accident Advice Helpline operates a no-win, no-fee* policy, so you don’t have to worry about losing money if your claim is unsuccessful. If you’ve been injured in the last three years, and you can prove that you weren’t at fault, you may be able to claim compensation for a boxing accident.
If you have a viable claim, your case will be passed onto a personal injury lawyer. Your lawyer will have experience in this field and will handle every aspect of the case from this point. Accident Advice Helpline has more than 15 years of experience in helping clients claim compensation for injuries. For more information, please call 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. You can also send a text to 88010 (simply text ‘claim365’) and an advisor will call you back.
Date Published: February 5, 2017
Author: Accident Advice