Whether you play tennis in public or private tennis courts, when you suffer a sport-related injury or illness, you naturally want to know who is liable for the harm you have suffered.
As you may expect, in the case of public tennis courts, it is likely that your local authority will be held liable for any tennis injuries caused by accidents such as slips, trips and falls. Yet things may not be so clear cut in the case of private tennis courts.
Private tennis courts and liability
When you visit private tennis courts, you should be able to do so in the belief that your visit will be safe. In the case that you sustain tennis injuries due to problems with private tennis courts, you may be able to claim personal injury compensation.
All owners of private tennis courts should have court insurance cover in place, which ensures that they can financially cover any mishaps that affect the safety of the court for players, such as vandalism or general damage to the courts.
Owners and management of private tennis courts have a legal obligation to ensure your health and safety. When you sustain an injury due to their negligence, such as trips and falls caused by poor site maintenance, they can be held liable for the harm and distress you have been made to endure.
Claiming compensation for accidents at private tennis courts
Of course, all accidents are unique, which is why, at Accident Advice Helpline, we offer a free initial consultation to all victims of personal injury.
During this initial consultation, we can discuss the basis of your case. This will help us determine both where liability is likely to lie, and your eligibility to claim.
Should we decide to move forward and progress with your claim, you can recuperate from your tennis injury at home, with the peace of mind that our specialist legal team work on a 100 per cent no-win, no-fee* basis.
Getting in touch with Accident Advice Helpline
Have you suffered a slip, trip or fall at private tennis courts? For more information on claiming personal injury compensation, and to receive your free initial consultation, speak with one of our friendly advisors today.
Our freephone helpline numbers are open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for your convenience. What’s more, there’s never any pressure to pursue your claim at any point during or following your call to us.
Speak with us today on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: August 1, 2016
Author: Accident Advice