Sports such as rugby and football carry with them a risk of injury and it’s something that players have to be aware of when they sign up. Yet what happens if you or a member of your family is injured whilst playing rugby and somebody else is to blame? It may be that somebody else deliberately tripped your child whilst they were playing or applied too much force when tackling them, causing an injury. Or perhaps you tripped on a poorly-maintained pitch or other hazard and suffered a knee injury in rugby which has left you unable to work for some time.
Ligament injuries are not uncommon amongst rugby players, and if you have been left injured after an accident that you believe was caused by somebody else, you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline to find out more about making a claim for personal injury compensation, provided it has been three years or less since your accident.
How did you suffer a knee injury in rugby?
If you have suffered a knee injury in rugby and you believe that somebody else caused your accident, you could be entitled to claim personal injury compensation. It may be that you have tripped on uneven ground or that another player has tackled you and you have fallen awkwardly, suffering a posterior or anterior cruciate ligament injury. These types of injuries can take anywhere from six to eight weeks to heal and in serious cases, surgery may be required as well as physiotherapy to ensure a full recovery.
It might be that your child has been injured whilst playing rugby, due to poor supervision – for example at school. If this has happened then you may be able to claim compensation on their behalf if school staff have been negligent.
Claiming compensation after your knee injury
If you or a member of your family has been injured after an accident whilst playing rugby then you can get in touch with Accident Advice Helpline. Knee injuries can be debilitating, and if you’re unable to go to work after your accident, you could find you are entitled to compensation for your loss of earnings. Why not call Accident Advice Helpline today to see if you could make a 100% no-win, no-fee claim? Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 (or call 0333 500 0993 from a mobile) to find out more about making a claim and get no-obligation advice from our expert team of advisors.
We have been helping people claim compensation for knee injuries (and a whole host of other injuries) since 2000 and we come highly recommended by our patron, TV personality Dame Esther Rantzen.
Date Published: January 25, 2017
Author: Rob Steen