Are you looking for an accident lawyer in Forest of Dean? There are many reasons for requiring the services of an injury claims solicitor, and one is sporting injuries.
How can sporting injuries qualify you to claim?
You may be aware that, to qualify for compensation, your injuries must have been sustained in an accident that was someone else’s fault.
How, you wonder, can an accident that you had while you were exercising possibly have happened because of someone else? Surely exercise is full of risks? Don’t you accept that when you play sports?
Well, of course you do. But isn’t everything else full of risks, too? Going on the road is pretty risky, with all that traffic, but if you had a road traffic accident and got injured because the other driver was negligent, you wouldn’t hesitate to make a claim.
Why should it be any different in this case? If a leisure centre hires out a faulty tennis court, which has an uneven surface, and you trip and fall because of it, how can you be to blame for your broken wrist – which will stop you from enjoying tennis for the rest of the season?
Contact an accident lawyer in Forest of Dean
If you wish to proceed with a claim for injuries that have arisen in a scenario such as that described above – or anything sports-related – then you can call Accident Advice Helpline and give your details to one of our professional, friendly advisors.
If you’re eligible to claim compensation, they will pass your details to an accident lawyer in Forest of Dean on our team. Here, the process will begin in earnest, with your solicitor dealing with all the relevant agencies, such as the leisure centre’s insurance company, as they attempt to secure you the payout you deserve. They will work on a no win no fee basis, too.
Our hotline can be reached on:
- 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call from an advisor.
Reducing the risks of exercise-related injury
There are some things you can do to reduce your chances of being injured when you exercise, too. Here are a few tips:
1) Warm up before you start your exercise session. Do some stretching to loosen everything up.
2) Don’t go straight into advanced exercises. Build up to these. If you’re lifting weights, don’t expect to bench-press 200 lbs during your first gym session.
3) Keep hydrated. You will sweat and lose fluid, so make sure you replenish it by drinking water.
4) Wear the right clothes. If you’re running, wear proper running shoes with plenty of support – if you don’t, you might get a foot injury. ]
5) Take rest days. If you’re overdoing it, you’re putting yourself at risk of sprains, stiffness, and stress fractures.
Date Published: 23rd November 2014
Author: David Brown