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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Who is liable if you get injured whilst playing sports for your university?


    Getting injured whilst playing sports for your university can be an extremely distressing time. As well as the immediate physical pain, there’s the lengthy rehabilitation and fear of missing out on time with friends.

    Playing sports at university is a tremendously social time. As well as matches and training, there’s the travel to and from games and the sports socials. All of these moments can forge long-term friendships and memories that last a lifetime.

    The last thing you want is to miss out on this part of life through an injury that wasn’t your fault. That’s where Accident Advice Helpline come in.

    Have you been injured whilst playing sports for your university?

    Financial compensation for suffering injuries can go a long way to easing the pain of an accident. Whilst nothing can fully compensate for missing out on university matches, every little helps.

    When it comes to getting accident compensation following an injury whilst playing sports for your university, there are a few key things to establish.

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    1. The accident occurred within the last three years
    2. The accident was demonstrably the fault of someone else or the result of negligence
    3. A medical professional confirms that the injuries suffered were caused by the accident

    Of these points, number two is usually the sticking point. When it comes to establishing liability for a sports injury, there are a few things to consider.

    The location

    If you are playing sport at a leisure centre, then the condition of the facilities are the responsibility of the management. If for example, you play on a pitch and trip over a pothole, then the centre management could be liable.

    In the above example, the referee could also be liable. This is because it is usually the referee’s responsibility to inspect the pitch and pass it as safe to play.

    Other players

    The other main cause of being injured whilst playing sports for your university is the actions of other players. It’s an unfortunate fact that not all bad tackles are simply mistimed. Whether it’s frustration at the result, the game situation or any other reason, some players just lash out.

    Making a sports accident claim

    If you are able to show that the reckless actions of another player caused your injuries, then they may be liable.

    For more information on personal injury claims, call Accident Advice Helpline on Call 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from mobiles.

    Date Published: March 17, 2017

    Author: Accident Advice

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