Most sports carry a risk of injury and at Accident Advice Helpline, we are often asked, “Can I claim for a tennis accident?” The answer to this is a resounding yes. If you have been injured in an accident that was not your fault then a personal injury claim should be filed. There can be various reasons for a tennis related injury and the types of injury received include anything from cuts and grazes, to pulled or strained muscles and worse.
A common injury that can be caused by repeatedly straining and flexing the same arm is the aptly named tennis elbow, which is also known clinically as lateral epicondylitis. This is a type of repetitive strain injury that is common in recreational tennis. Sprained ankles are another common injury for tennis players and in some in cases, this can be because the tennis court is in a poor state of repair or the footwear that a player is wearing may not be appropriate for the game.
For more information regarding making a claim for a tennis accident, Accident Advice Helpline operates a 24-hours a day, seven days a week free telephone helpline that will help to answer any questions a person may have regarding a personal injury claim. Our expert team of specialist lawyers are highly trained in various aspects of the compensation claim process and will be able to help with any case.
In order to help the claim run smoothly, there a few steps that a person should take following their tennis accident to assist our in-house lawyers in representing a victim successfully. Immediately following an incident, medical assistance should be called for. There may be a first aid expert at the tennis courts to assist while the ambulance arrives. The above step ensures that the victim is properly cared for and that the medical records produced by the treatment are in order and can be used as supporting evidence for the claim. Any witnesses to the accident on the tennis court should be asked if they are willing to testify about what they have seen to reinforce the case. If they are, their names and contact numbers should be noted.
If possible, photographs should be taken of the injury and of the area in which it happened. If the victim is unable to do this, a witness may be willing to help. To find out more about your rights during the personal injury claim process, Accident Advice Helpline can be contacted by email via their website or by telephone using the free helpline. The site also contains a short form that is designed to inform the claimant approximately how much money they would be entitled to following a successful claim. All claims taken on by lawyers at Accident Advice Helpline are taken on a no win, no fee* basis.
Date Published: July 18, 2014
Author: David Brown