Unfortunately, some people get injured playing sports. Most people accept that when taking to the field, but a sports injury can have unfortunate consequences. It can lead to time having to be taken off work, leading to a loss of income. In more serious cases, the consequences can be severe. The injury may lead to the unfortunate player not being able to work again and a massive change in lifestyle. However you met your mishap, if you have suffered physical injury playing sport, it is always best to seek sports injury advice.
Even if you feel your injury is only mild, it is still best to see a doctor as injuries can worsen over a period of time. By seeking sports injury advice, you are protecting yourself at least from the financial consequences. If the injury has led to loss of income through time off work, or incurred expenditure through having to travel to and from treatment, you may be advised that you can make a sports injury claim for personal injury compensation.
To be able to qualify for this type of compensation, you must be able to show that you were not responsible for your injury, such as twisting your knee by making a reckless tackle on the football pitch. It must also be demonstrated that another person or organisation was responsible for your injury, either through negligence or a deliberate act.
There are several reasons why you may be able to make a sports claim. Our specialist sports injury advice solicitors here at Accident Advice Helpline will be able to advise if you have grounds for compensation.
You might have suffered injury because the pitch was unfit – such as being frozen or waterlogged – and this led to your accident. Grounds for a claim might be because the injury was caused by faulty equipment, or being insufficiently trained or supervised. If you received negligent medical treatment or advice following the injury, that could also lead to a sports injury compensation claim being made by you.
Should your injury have been caused by the deliberate action of a fellow participant or player, you may have been the victim of a criminal assault. Once the perpetrator has been convicted, you may be able to make a civil sports injury claim against them.
There are several good reasons why you should seek legal advice if you are considering making a claim. The most important will be to check whether you actually have a chance of winning such a claim. This will be based upon the information you can give our solicitors.
Proof that you were not responsible for your injury, and who is liable, can be provided by statements from those who witnessed the incident. If you have not already seen a doctor, we will ask you to visit one so that we can have a report on your injury.
Should you have a case for a sports injury claim, we will advise and represent you on no win no fee* basis. If your claim is successful, we claim costs and fees from the other side. You will also receive 100% of your claim, as we do not take anything from our client’s compensation.
Call us today on 0800 689 0500 to get started on your claim.
Date Published: October 8, 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Sports Injury Compensation