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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

    Injured playing sport? You could make a claim for personal injury compensation

    If you have recently become injured whilst playing sport, through no fault of your own, you may be able to claim for personal injury compensation.

    Although injuries are a reality of modern sports, some of them may be not part of normal play.

    If you feel that your sports injury may be a cause for financial compensation, please call us at Accident Advice Helpline.

    Sports injuries – the differences

    No matter how careful you are, most sports have an element of risk that can sometimes be unpredictable. If you are a football player and pull a muscle or twist an ankle during normal play, this is a normal sports injury.

    But just imagine if the pitch where you are playing has some large holes, and after complaining about these, you trip and break your ankle. This would probably place the liability for the injury on the shoulders of the pitch owner.

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    When a company or individual owns a sporting facility, they have a duty of care over their customers who are using the facilities. Even something as random as a basketball hoop collapsing and smashing into your head, could be a case for seeking financial injury compensation.

    Claiming for these injuries

    If you are unfortunate enough to experience a sporting injury, and believe that it was not your fault, you need to follow these steps carefully:

    • Inform the person who has responsibility for the facilities you were injured within.
    • Speak to any witness that will be happy to back up your claim.
    • Seek medical advice regarding your injury and obtain a medical report from the doctor or hospital.
    • Your evidence should point towards the injury being someone else’s fault.
    • Contact a personal injury law firm, such as Accident Advice Helpline.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    We have a team of experts on board who have 13 years of experience in dealing with sports injury compensation claims. If you call our 24/7 freephone number we will take your injury details and use our claims compensation calculator to assess your claim and the financial payout you may receive.

    You should remember that you have been injured through no fault of your own and you are only doing what you can to get what is rightfully yours. As well as the painful injuries incurred, you will possibly be out of pocket as a result of this injury. So call us now and we will do our utmost to get as much compensation as we possibly can.

    Date Published: October 19, 2013

    Author: David Brown

    Category: Sports Injury Compensation

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