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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 suffer a severe injury playing club sport?


    Who is liable if you suffer a severe injury playing club sport?

    Many of us enjoy playing sport but while exercising offers a host of benefits for physical health and mental wellbeing, it can also pose risks. If you suffer a severe injury playing club sport or you’ve been injured after a slip, trip or fall at a sports club or municipal leisure centre, you may wish to claim public liability compensation.

    If you suffer a severe injury playing club sport, who is liable?

    If you’re a keen sports player and you suffer a severe injury playing club sport, you may be thinking about making a claim for personal injury compensation, but who is liable and what does the claims process entail?

    In the case of sports injuries, liability can be a complex issue. In some cases, individuals must take responsibility for their own actions and the nature of the activity and the severity of the injury will be taken into account when deciding whether a personal injury claim is successful or not. When players represent a club on a professional or semi-professional contract, employer liability may come into action in the event of one player injuring an opponent or a player sustaining an injury as a result of using defective equipment or suffering an accident, such as a slip or trip, at a facility owned by the employer.

    How can I find out more?

    If you’ve been injured playing sport and you are not sure who is liable or whether or not you have a case for sports injury compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline for advice about making a no win, no fee claim. You can discuss your experience with our trained advisors and if you do have a viable compensation claim, your case will be handled by our expert personal injury lawyers.

    Accident Advice Helpline was established in 2000 and we have an incredible team of skilled, professional lawyers with expertise in handling slip, trip and fall claims, public liability claims and work injury compensation claims. We pride ourselves on providing a hassle-free and reliable service for our clients and our aim is to remove any extra stress; most consultations take place over the phone and the majority of clients do not have to go to court. Call us today on freephone 0800 689 500 or 0333 500 0993 or visit our website to take the 30-second eligibility test.

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    Date Published: December 9, 2015

    Author: David Brown

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