Gymnastics injuries are rarely straightforward, and when it’s not just the strain or fracture that’s complicated but the circumstances of the accident in which it happened, it can be helpful to get group gymnastics accident advice.
Gymnasts all know that things can go wrong – they can lose their focus or strength and hurt themselves by failing to complete a move, or by tripping or falling. Yet sometimes, an accident has a preventable cause: someone distracted you, or trained you in such a way that you received a repetitive injury that now leaves you in chronic pain, or perhaps failed to provide the right equipment, such as mats that properly absorbed impact. In these cases, there’s a chance that you’re eligible to file a claim for personal injury compensation. At any rate, it’s certainly worth seeking advice about it. Sometimes people hesitate, wondering if they might in some way damage their sport and its reputation, not realising that personal injury law is an effective mechanism for ensuring institutions and their employees adhere to safety standards and minimise risk. These institutions usually have enough insurance to cover the cost of any claims against them.
Finding an adviser
Although a local solicitor is often the first port of call for accident victims, bear in mind that a gymnastics injury has a special set of circumstances – sport regulations and codes of practice. Local solicitors, who take on many different kinds of legal work, have breadth of knowledge, but don’t always have in-depth knowledge of niche areas.
For the best advice, you really want to find a solicitor who has processed similar cases quite recently, and is well placed to predict your compensation accurately and to ensure that you include everything relevant within your claim. For you, as the victim, it can make the process much easier to talk to someone who knows a bit about sports and gymnastics already, so you don’t have to explain things repeatedly or worry that your legal case might be undermined by lack of expertise.
Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we only take personal injury cases and always seek to match clients with solicitors who have some experience in their type of claim already. It means you get the benefit of our knowledge as well as an efficient and streamlined claims process. Our company was established in 2000, and we work on a no win, no fee basis to put through thousands of claims each year.
Getting in touch
If you’d like to contact Accident Advice Helpline for group gymnastics accident advice, call our 24-hour helpline: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile. One of our trained advisers will be happy to talk through the details of your accident. If someone else was responsible, you received medical treatment for the injury and it happened in the last three years, there’s a good chance you have a case. If you want to press ahead, we’ll match you up with one of our solicitors to work on the claim.
Date Published: November 28, 2014
Author: David Brown