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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

    Compensation for injuries during sports lessons


    Sports lessons are a major part of school teaching in many schools, and for good reason. It does kids a lot of good to get physical exercise and also to learn how different sports are played. Indeed, in many cases someone’s lifelong love of a particular sport can be traced back to their school days.

    Injuries during sports lessons are quite rare and when they do happen they can sometimes simply be an accident. In some cases they might have been preventable though, when they occur to either teachers or pupils. When an accident happens it is a good idea to consider what occurred and whether the accident could have been prevented. Sometimes negligence is behind an accident happening, and this is definitely a situation that could have been prevented.

    How can injuries during sports lessons occur?

    There are many ways injuries during sports lessons can happen. It could be that a long jump pit is not up to standard, there could be spills or obstacles in a gym that shouldn’t be there, or maybe the nets surrounding the shot put throwers is ripped, and the shot put goes where it should not, and hits someone. That could cause a very nasty injury.

    Other examples might include a running track that is not properly maintained and causes a pupil to fall over while running round it. All equipment should also be fit for purpose, while in other cases there might be the potential to suffer an injury if proper training is not provided.

    Injuries during sports lessons rare

    Of course the vast majority of schools and PE teachers take every care when providing equipment, sites and PE lessons for their pupils. As such there are relatively few accidents that may occur that could end up leading to a major or minor injury.

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    When something does go wrong it makes sense to ensure you have the chance to make a no-win, no-fee** claim if you are in a good position to do so. This way you do not have to concern yourself over the costs of making a personal injury claim.

    By calling Accident Advice Helpline you have the opportunity to speak with a professional and experienced advisor who knows how to discover more about your case. Why not call now on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile – it’s our helpline numbers and it could prove to be an excellent call to make if you want to get in touch with an expert lawyer in the near future.

    Date Published: June 12, 2015

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Sports Injury Compensation

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