All sports involve some measure of risk, and if you need squash injury advice you can get it free, with no obligation, from Accident Advice Helpline. Our highly trained staff can not only tell you if a compensation claim is possible, they can give you an idea of how much compensation you could get, helping you to decide whether or not making that claim would be worth your while.
Common squash injuries
Although you might think that being struck in the wrong way by the ball is the biggest danger in squash – and it can certainly be dangerous, considering the speed it moves at – in fact, most of the requests for squash injury advice that we receive relate to strained muscles and torn ligaments. It is also possible to break bones when landing badly or colliding with a wall.
Compensation claims can only be made when an accident is somebody else’s fault, so we will not be able to help you if you were just unlucky. However, several common situations crop up in squash where claiming is possible:
- If you were given poor training.
- If you fell because the floor was wet or soapy.
- If you hurt your wrist or arm because there was something wrong with your racket.
- If you were injured because your opponent did something dangerous.
If you have been hurt in one of these ways, and if you were treated soon afterwards by a fully qualified medical professional (not just a first aider at the sports centre), you may have a case. You will need to take legal action within three years of the accident happening, so call us at Accident Advice Helpline as soon as you can.
What happens next?
In order to take a compensation claim like this to court and stand a good chance of winning, you will need the help of a skilled sports injury solicitor. We have several such professionals on our team and we can fix you up with one very quickly, without the delays you may find if dealing with traditional solicitors. You will be able to deal with your solicitor over the phone so you will not need to deal with travelling if you are coping with something like a twisted ankle. Often our clients do not even have to go to court, as we can reach good settlements for them before things go that far.
Once you have a solicitor, evidence will be collected and your legal case assembled. If you want to, you may be able to help in collecting evidence, for instance, by acquiring the contact details of witnesses. However, if you prefer, you can just sit back and let your solicitor take care of things. You will be consulted before any big decisions are made.
Getting compensation can make your life much easier, for instance by covering for lost earnings if you need time off work to recover. It can help you to consign your accident to the past and start looking forward to the future again.
If you are considering making a claim then call us today for the qualified squash injury advice that you need.