Boxing is a very popular sport. Some people enjoy watching brutal bouts between skilled amateur and professional boxers, while others enjoy getting into the ring and honing their skills. You don’t have to compete to enjoy the physical and psychological benefits. Boxing is being chosen by a growing number of people as a method of getting fit. If you’ve suffered concussions in boxing or an injury during a training session, and you weren’t at fault, you may be considering claiming compensation. If you’re in need of expert advice, why not give Accident Advice Helpline a call?
The potential dangers of boxing
Boxing is a fighting sport, which carries a very high risk of injury. Participants in a sport like boxing should be aware of the risks involved. The nature of the sport means that you’re likely to emerge from the ring with injuries almost every time. In many cases, they may be minor injuries like cuts and grazes. However, more severe injuries are also a very real threat. Concussions in boxing are particularly worrying. These are most commonly caused by a blow to the head. In some cases, symptoms appear very quickly, but in others, the reaction is delayed. If an injury has been sustained or you’ve been involved in a boxing accident, it’s essential to seek medical advice, even if you feel fine.
What can be done about concussions in boxing?
In recent months, the subject of head injuries in sport has hit the headlines. High-profile rugby, cricket, and football players have all sustained severe injuries, sparking debate about safety measures. Rule changes in the future may prevent concussions in boxing. However, there are already guidelines in place to protect participants. Individuals who have sustained boxing injuries are required to pass a medical examination before competing again, for example.
Who is liable for boxing injuries?
Every individual must accept the risks associated with sports like boxing. In many cases, there may be no case for public liability compensation. If there is a clear case of liability, it may be possible to claim compensation for a boxing injury. If you’ve been injured by an opponent who flouted the rules or you’ve sustained injuries as a result of faulty equipment, for example, you may have a case for personal injury compensation.
To find out more about making a claim for a boxing accident, call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: February 6, 2017
Author: Accident Advice