It may not be an adventure sport, but it can still be dangerous, and if you need to make a squash accident claim, you will need someone on your side who can prove that your injury was not your fault. At Accident Advice Helpline we are ready to provide support all the way from determining if your case is valid through to taking it to court. Just pick up the phone and dial 0800 180 4123 to speak to someone on our team. Our free helpline is available to you 24/7.
The first thing that needs to be done when considering a compensation claim is to work out who is responsible for the accident happening. It is not possible to claim compensation if you have simply been unlucky, and when you walk into a squash court you are accepting a certain level of risk. There are still risks you are not seen as automatically signing up for, however.
If you have been taught how to play squash but safety issues have been overlooked, your trainer could be held responsible. If you are playing in a supervised context such as a tournament and you start to show signs of hyperventilation or heart problems, but the supervisor does not stop the game, they could be held responsible.
The manager of the court where you play is also responsible for keeping it in safe condition and that means not letting you use it if, for instance, the floor is unusually slippery.
Finally, your opponent is responsible for behaving sensibly, no matter how intense things get. This means not only refraining from assaulting you but also refraining from doing things that are obviously dangerous and not a normal part of the game of squash.
If you have been injured on the court or suffered serious health problems for one of the above reasons, and if you received medical treatment (not just first aid) soon afterwards, then, provided that less than three years has elapsed, you could make a squash accident claim. At Accident Advice Helpline we can find you a specialist sports injury solicitor who understands squash and is familiar with the type of case you want to bring. Your solicitor will be able to handle all the paperwork and get your case moving. You can keep in touch by phone and you will be informed straight away about any major developments in your case.
Winning a compensation claim can make a big difference to your life by providing you with some money to help make up for your suffering and by ensuring that your accident does not leave you out of pocket. If you need medical treatment not available on the NHS, if you need special equipment to help you work around your injury or if you have missed out on pay because you could not work, compensation can repair your finances – because the only thing you should have to be concerned with is getting better.