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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

    Common sports injuries


    Sports injuries are part and parcel of modern life. We love getting fit but there is always a risk of hurting yourself. Many of these injuries are merely a part of the sport you are playing, and we accept these at face value.

    But how about those injuries that are a result of actions not usually related to normal play? If you believe that you have been injured in this manner, you may be able to make a sporting injury claim.

    The top 5 most common sports injuries

    No matter what type of sports you enjoy doing; there is always a risk of an injury, because this is the nature of any exhilarating activity. The most common sporting injuries are as follows:

    • Runner’s knee – About 55% of all sporting injuries are knee-related.
    • Shoulder injury – The rotator cuff is an integral part of the shoulder and this can become loose when overuse is experienced.
    • Ankle sprains – Very common in soccer, hockey and basketball players.
    • Tennis or golf elbow – Your elbow is susceptible to tendon degeneration and this can be extremely painful.
    • Pulled muscle – A generic term that covers the condition experienced when an individual has failed to warm up and stretch prior to exercising.

    Sports injuries that you can claim for

    Whether you are a professional sportsperson or an amateur, if you are hurt during sport and it was not your fault, you may be able to make a claim for sporting injury compensation. Accident Advice Helpline has been helping individuals claim for this type of injury since 2000.

    If you are playing a sport and an opponent or team mate injures you, outside the rules of the game, you should be able to make a claim for sporting compensation. If the equipment that you are using is not in good condition and subsequently causes an injury, the provider of the equipment may be liable for your injury.

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    How to make a sports injury claim

    If you believe that you have been injured during a sporting activity and someone else is to blame, you need to take immediate action. Speak to other players, the referee and spectators and ask them to act as witnesses, the more information that you can gather the better. Take a photo of the place where the injury happened and any medical reports from the doctor or hospital.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    Please call us on our 24/7 freephone advice line and our team of experts will do their best to help you. We can usually tell you within 30 seconds whether or not you have a viable claim.

    We are proud to have Esther Rantzen, a consumer champion, as our patron and we will do our best to help you claim for what is rightfully yours.

    Date Published: October 19, 2013

    Author: David Brown

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