Exercise injuries may not seem like obvious things to claim compensation for. After all, when you’re exercising, surely it’s pretty risky? Isn’t it up to you to take care of yourself?
That’s what a lot of people think, and to some extent, they’re correct. But an accident lawyer in St Albans could help in some cases – because not everything is clear-cut.
Eligibility to claim
If you’ve had an exercise injury, you could check whether you qualify to claim by going to Accident Advice Helpline’s website and taking our 30 second test. Just input a few details and you’ll get your answer.
Alternatively, just call our hotline and you can tell an advisor what happened. They’ll be able to tell you whether you qualify for compensation.
Some people reading this might still be wondering how an accident lawyer in St Albans could possibly deal with a claim for a sporting injury, though – so let us tell you about it.
Claiming through an accident lawyer in St Albans
Sometimes, a sporting injury can occur through no fault of the person doing the exercising. Consider these scenarios:
Ms A is windsurfing for the first time. She undertakes the induction and listens carefully to the instructor. She goes into the water, but gets into trouble. She escapes drowning, but she is rushed to hospital with a head injury, and she’s pretty shaken. Later, it is found that she did everything that the instructor told her – but the trouble is, some of what she was told to do was incorrect.
Mr B is running. He has the correct shoes on, which he had fitted at a specialist running shop, where his gait was analysed. Three miles into his run, he falls and breaks his leg. There are no potholes – in fact, the surface is level and has plenty of traction. He looks at his shoe later and finds that it is broken. The manufacturer confirms that there is a major fault with the shoe, which caused it to break.
Get started now
If anything like this has happened to you, why not call Accident Advice Helpline now and speak to an adviser? Here are our contact numbers:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
- Text “claim365” to 88010 and await a call
Our hotline is open 24/7, so you can call us anytime. If your call isn’t answered, please leave a message and we’ll make sure an adviser calls you as soon as possible.
If we take on your case, you could win a payout. This will consist of a sum of money for the accident and injury, and a sum for any expenses related to your accident. Your lawyer will work on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis, too, so you will have extra peace of mind.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Date Published: 27th November 2014
Author: David Brown