Many people who have sustained sport-related injuries ask: “Can I claim for faulty sports equipment?” At Accident Advice Helpline, we have a wealth of experience dealing with compensation claims relating to faulty sports equipment and would like to help you become our next success story.
Anyone who takes part in sports of any kind expects the equipment they use to be safe. Unfortunately, this is not always the case; perhaps due to a manufacturing problem or design fault, accidents may occur. If you have been a victim of such an incident you may be eligible to file a sports injury compensation claim.
Is my claim eligible?
Before filing a claim for injuries sustained because of faulty sports equipment, you have to ensure your claim is eligible and this is dependent on the following criteria:
- The accident should have occurred as a result of another person’s negligence. In other words you were not responsible for the equipment malfunctioning
- The accident should have happened within the last three years
- You should have suffered injuries resulting from the incident and must have received medical treatment for them.
Our website has a handy 30-second calculator that can help you gauge the eligibility of your claim. The calculator can also show you the approximate level of compensation you can expect to receive should your claim prove successful.
Who can I make the claim against?
You should make your compensation claim against the person responsible for the equipment, which will depend on your particular case. You might be a victim of a faulty sports equipment accident as either a spectator at a sporting event or as a participant. You may also have been using the equipment in the gym or at home.
It is therefore possible that you can make the claim against the owners of the gym or relevant sports facility, the sports event organisers or the equipment manufacturers.
What will I need to claim for faulty sports equipment?
We advise all our clients to make a note of the names and contact details of any witnesses to the accident. You should also report the incident to a member of staff at the venue and ensure it is noted in the accident book.
Additionally, any evidence of the accident will help to build a strong case. This can be in form of photographs of the defective equipment and of the scene of the incident. A copy of your doctor’s medical report, detailing the injuries you sustained, is an important piece of evidence. Be sure to retain all receipts relating to the expenses you wish to be included in your compensation claim.
Can Accident Advice Helpline assist me?
As one of the premier claim management companies in the UK, we have the relevant experience and expertise to assist you to win your compensation claim. As soon as you contact us to ask: “Can I claim for faulty sports equipment?” you will be put in touch with a solicitor who is well versed in sports injury claim cases.
Contact us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a moble phone and let us help with your claim.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown