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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

    Statistically, what are the most dangerous sports?


    Sport can be exhilarating, exciting and invigorating, but it can also be incredibly dangerous. From avoiding slips, trips and falls at your local leisure centre to dodging punches, tackles and flying objects, it’s best to be wary of the risks of participating in amateur and professional sports. Here are some of the most dangerous sports and examples of injuries which may occur when playing sport or taking part in physical activities.

    The most dangerous sports

    Some sports are more dangerous than others; here are some of the most dangerous sports based on the number of injuries that occur and the proportion of participants that are injured:

    • Horse riding
    • Skiing
    • Cycling
    • Football
    • Baseball
    • Water sports, including swimming and water polo
    • Sky diving
    • Rugby

    The most common types of sports injuries include:

    • Head injuries
    • Fractures
    • Dislocations
    • Soft tissue injuries
    • Strains and sprains
    • Bruising
    • Cuts and grazes

    Is it possible to claim compensation for a sports injury?

    Many people associate compensation with slips and trips in a public place or a work accident, but there are some instances when it is possible to make a personal injury claim for a sports accident. If you’ve been injured by another person or you’ve sustained an injury in a public place as a result of negligence on the part of the supervisor, the management company or the local council, you may have a valid public liability claim.

    How do I make a compensation claim?

    Accident Advice Helpline can help to make the process of claiming slip, trip or fall compensation very easy; we have an expert team of personal injury lawyers available to handle your claim. Using a legal firm eliminates all the stress from the process and ensures you don’t have to worry about navigating your way through legal jargon or making it through a court case. We work on a no win, no fee* basis and most of our clients never have to go to court.

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    We have more than a decade of experience in handling personal injury compensation claims and we have established a reputation for professionalism and reliability. Our firm is endorsed by popular consumer rights campaigner and TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen and our phone lines are open 24 hours a day on 0800 689 0500 from a landline and 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. Call us today or visit our website to find out more.

    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.