Sports injuries can be minor incidents, but there are also times when the injury is far more severe, such as a broken bone or a spinal injury. We all know that partaking in sports can be dangerous, but when you suffer an injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you should not have to suffer without compensation. If this has happened to you and you believe that you could be entitled to a sports related spinal injury claim, call Accident Advice Helpline now.
What qualifies as a sports related spinal injury claim?
In order to be able to file a claim of this nature, the following criteria will need to have been met:
- The injury occurred to your spine during a sporting event.
- The injury was a direct result of someone else’s negligence.
- The effects of the accident have impacted your life in a significant way.
Since spinal injuries are generally not a minor injury, one can assume that the effects will have significantly impacted your life. The greater the injury and the greater the impact, the more compensation you will be entitled to.
Examples of negligence in the context of sports
Though sports can be dangerous, a serious injury, such as a spinal injury, often only occurs as a result of someone’s negligence. Examples of this include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Reckless or dangerous actions by another sports participant – for example, a careless tackle in a rugby match.
- Inadequate sports facilities – for example, a badly maintained football pitch.
- Inadequate exercise equipment at a sporting facility – for example, equipment that has not been maintained.
- Bad instruction by a trainer – for example, a personal trainer not providing proper instruction to a client.
- Referee failure – if a referee fails to fulfil his duty in preventing predictable hazards.
Making a sports related spinal injury claim
It is essential that you have received medical attention for your injury in order to determine the full extent of the damage. Your medical records will play an important role when you make your compensation claim later on. Since sports often have spectators, it should not be hard to find witnesses who can verify your version of events. Any video or photo evidence will also be helpful when making your claim. Finally, it is important to get a hold of an experienced personal injury law firm, such as the specialist solicitors at Accident Advice Helpline.
Let the experts make your compensation claim
Accident Advice Helpline offers a free, 24-hour legal helpline staffed with advisers that will be able to assess your claim quickly and easily. After discussing your unique case, you will be counselled on the best way forward and one of our solicitors will work with you to get the best claim possible.
None of this will cost you anything upfront, as all of our solicitors work on a 100% no-win, no-fee basis. It could not be easier to start your sports related spinal injury claim, so call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 180 4 123 now.
Date Published: December 29, 2013
Author: David Brown