When you’re exercising, you have to be careful – especially if you’re embarking on a programme after never having exercised, or after a break from doing any regular physical activity.
There’s always a risk of injury from exercise, and sometimes, if you do have an accident, it might not be your fault. If so, you could claim compensation through an accident lawyer in Wycombe.
How can exercise injury be someone else’s fault?
The idea that you might get injured because of someone else when you’re exercising isn’t strange, because if you play contact sports, it’s reasonable to expect that an accident might happen. Even professional footballers, experts at what they do, suffer injuries on the pitch.
But sometimes, there’s no reason why an accident should happen – unless it’s caused by another person’s negligence or deliberate actions.
When might you claim through an accident lawyer in Wycombe?
Suppose you buy a new pair of running shoes. You’re running along, when, all of a sudden, you feel a dip in the ground. This causes you to jar your ankle, and you fall over. When you look behind you, the pavement is perfectly even and there are no obstacles.
You then take the shoe off the foot that hurts, and find that there has been a collapse of the material providing heel and arch support. It looks like a manufacturing fault of some kind, because the other shoe is fine – and so was every other pair by this brand that you’ve ever bought.
Later, you find that you have broken your ankle.
In this case, an accident lawyer in Wycombe would be able to handle a claim on your behalf. You might expect to suffer a minor injury if you’re a runner – but if you’ve bought new shoes, they should be fit for their purpose. These shoes clearly weren’t.
Call Accident Advice Helpline
To begin the process of claiming, call one of these numbers:
- Dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline
- Dial 0333 500 0993 from a mobile
Alternatively, text “claim365” to 88010 and someone will call you back.
What happens next?
If you’re eligible to claim, an advisor will take your details and pass them to an accident lawyer in Wycombe on our ‘no-win, no-fee’ team of solicitors.
They will work on your behalf, and aim to secure you a payment of compensation. If you win your case, you will get a payout.
You can find out more by calling our hotline. It’s open 24/7, so call whenever you like – if you’re calling after office hours, just leave a message and someone will be in touch as soon as possible.
Date Published: 5th December 2014
Author: David Brown