There are not too many boxing accident claims that are lodged in any one year. However, such claims may arise when negligence is suspected. The injuries you could sustain from a boxing accident could be significant and life changing, including brain injuries, which is why it is a good idea to learn more about a potential claim if you’ve been hurt while boxing. You may have suffered minor or serious injuries – it doesn’t matter; all that matters is that somebody else was liable for your accident.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 16 years’ experience handling personal injury claims, and during that time we have dealt with hundreds of boxing accident claims successfully, getting people the compensation they were entitled to for their injuries. If you think that you may be entitled to compensation, or if you want to find out more about boxing accident claims, you can contact us within three years of your accident.
Who is responsible for preventing boxing accidents?
The role of the coach in preventing a boxing accident cannot be underestimated. The coach must provide expert advice and education, and should provide protective headgear and gloves for the boxer to wear. If they do not, and the person is injured, they could be held liable for those injuries. If you think that a negligent coach has caused your accident, or if a member of your family (such as your child) has sustained injuries whilst under the guidance of a coach, then you could find you’re eligible to make a personal injury claim. Boxing accident claims are no more complex than any other personal injury claim, and like other injury claims you could be entitled to compensation for your pain, suffering and financial losses, such as loss of earnings.
Could you prevent a boxing accident from occurring?
There are steps to take to prevent a boxing accident, and these steps can make the difference between boxers being as safe as possible and experiencing avoidable injuries. Proper headgear in good condition is perhaps the best example of this, but appropriate training from an expert coach is also vital. What happens if you are injured during boxing coaching or lessons due to faulty equipment? The gym where you are training could be held responsible for your injuries and ordered to pay you compensation. If your coach has been negligent and hasn’t provided you with the training and guidance that you need to avoid injuries, then they could be held liable and you could make a claim for personal injury compensation.
What treatment did you receive for your injuries?
An injured boxer should immediately receive treatment for injuries sustained from a boxing accident. If not, there is a chance the injuries could be severe, especially in the case of a blow to the head. Often injuries can be internal, which is why seeking medical advice after a boxing accident is so important. Boxing accident claims allow you to claim compensation for the cost of medical treatment, as well as the cost of travelling to and from appointments, prescription medication and so on. It’s vital to seek medical treatment as if you don’t then you may not be eligible to make a claim after your accident. Injuries sustained in a boxing accident could range from minor to serious, and here are a few examples of the types of injuries Accident Advice Helpline has handled boxing accident claims for:
- Head injuries including concussion and brain injuries
- Facial injuries including fractures
- Broken nose
- Ear injuries
- Eye injuries
- Facial nerve damage
If you have sustained any of these types of injuries, or any other injury after an accident whilst boxing, you can find out more about boxing accident claims by getting in touch with our expert advisors.
How have your injuries affected your life?
If you have suffered injuries in a boxing accident then you may be unable to go to work, take part in your usual activities or live life to the full. Even minor injuries such as a broken nose or black eye can be painful and you may need to take some time off work to recover, depending on your job. A more serious injury such as a brain injury or an ear injury resulting in temporary or permanent hearing loss can seriously impact your quality of life in the future. Accident Advice Helpline takes into account the impact your injuries have had on your life, so you could claim compensation for your pain, suffering and loss of earnings both now and in the future, as well as compensation for any expenses related to your accident, such as the cost of medical treatment or prescription medication.
Discussing the cost of making boxing accident claims
No one would want to make boxing accident claims, but if you’ve been hurt (or someone close to you has been injured), finding out how to claim compensation for a boxing accident becomes very important indeed. The cost of making a boxing accident claim isn’t a concern, however, because our solicitors handle all claims on a no win no fee basis. This means that there are no upfront fees to worry about, making claiming affordable to everyone, no matter what your financial circumstances after your accident.
You can call 0800 689 5659 now to reach someone who can help you at Accident Advice Helpline. When you do this, you can learn whether you have a chance to make a claim with our assistance. It can be virtually impossible to know if negligence was at fault when you are in the middle of an upsetting situation such as this. So, let us help you understand the situation you are in, and see whether you could proceed with a claim. If you can, we’ll give you the advice you need, on a confidential, no-obligation basis.