When a fencing accident takes place, one of the few things a fencer can do is bring a fencing accident claim against the people responsible for his or her injuries. Fencing may not be as dangerous as other sports, but it can lead to serious injuries that vary drastically depending upon the fencer, his or her level of training, and circumstances characterising each case.
Do you qualify for compensation?
A fencer can suffer a series of injuries, ranging from muscular strains to ligament damage and even open fractures. A very important aspect you should be aware of is that not only professional sports people are entitled to claim compensation when they are injured. Anyone who suffers a sports injury whilst taking part in a professional, amateur or recreational fencing match has a legal right to pursue legal action if another party is liable for the accident.
If you are injured in a fencing bout, you can claim compensation based on individual and situational circumstances, including: unsafe sporting facility, badly maintained equipment, dangerous or reckless conduct of other players, poor supervision, inadequate training, incorrect instructions, and failure to prevent unnecessary risks. If your solicitor can establish that one or more of these situations has led to your injury, you are entitled to receive compensation from organisers or anyone else responsible for the accident in which you were injured.
Claiming compensation for sub-standard care
There are cases when the people injured during sports events receive sub-standard medical care with damaging consequences. For example, if you experience sudden Achilles tendon pain due to a tendon rupture, and your doctor fails to notice the underlying cause of your injury, you will most likely suffer a lot of pain along with swelling for a sustained period. Without a correct diagnosis and treatment, this type of injury can have a debilitating effect over the long term, preventing you from playing sports in the future, either due to weakness, reduced mobility, or lasting pain. Additional issues that may cause injuries to heal improperly include symptoms left unchecked, wrong treatment, and poor physiotherapy.
A sports injury left untreated or treated inappropriately can have devastating financial and psychological effects, especially for the fencers who depend on their physical condition to make a living. These professionals may see their career ending, which is not only very distressing, but also frightening. Anyone injured whilst fencing should therefore file a fencing accident claim to receive compensation for the pain, suffering, and losses associated.
Extensive experience with sports injury claims
Our sports injury solicitors have plenty of experience with claims relating to different sports accidents, including fencing accidents. Whether your injury was caused by your opponent or a doctor who misdiagnosed your condition, you can count on us, knowing that we will focus on each and every aspect of your claim, including the conditions of your accident and the treatment you received.
At Accident Advice Helpline, our solicitors will take the time to research and understand your particular situation in order to secure appropriate fencing injury compensation to support you and your family both now and in the future. For a higher compensation award, we will also assess any future medical care needs arising from your injury. Call us today on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone, for ‘no win, no fee’* fencing accident claim advice.
Date Published: July 24, 2014
Author: David Brown