Playing organised sports has lots of benefits for your health and social life, but it can come with risks attached. If you’ve had a slip, trip or fall or you’ve been injured playing organised sports, you may have a case for compensation.
Who is liable for accidents that occur when playing organised sports?
You compete in sporting activities at your own risk; however, there may be circumstances when you get injured as a result of negligence on the part of another individual or a company or organisation. In this case, it may be possible for you to make a personal injury claim.
It’s important to understand that any sport carries a risk of injury and for this reason, there are strict criteria in place when it comes to making a claim for a sports injury. In the case of organised sports, the people in charge of putting on classes or matches should take responsibility for injuries which occur as a result of negligence. Examples may include injuries caused by a lack of suitable supervision or provision of faulty equipment.
If you’ve been injured while playing organised sports and you weren’t to blame, contact Accident Advice Helpline.
Making a claim for organised sports injuries
If you’d like to make a no-win, no-fee* fee claim after suffering an injury playing organised sports, you will need to gather as much information about the incident as possible. Report the accident to the relevant authorities or members of staff.
See a doctor to have your injuries assessed. Ask other people who were there at the time if they would be willing to provide a statement. Take photographs of your injuries and the scene of the incident.
Accident Advice Helpline
It is possible to go through the process of claiming compensation on your own; however, we strongly advise getting in touch with us. Our expert personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in handling sports injury claims and they can take over all the hard work.
We offer a reliable and efficient service and our firm is endorsed by passionate consumer rights campaigner, Dame Esther Rantzen.
If you decide to make a claim, we will use the information you give us to build the case for your public liability claim. We will contact the relevant sources to gather more information and hopefully, secure a payout for you. The majority of our clients never have to attend court proceedings.
If you’d like to find out more, call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile and speak to one of our helpful advisors.
Date Published: April 6, 2016
Author: Accident Advice