If you have sustained an injury while doing a sport or while you were a spectator, then you may have a claim for compensation. Keeping fit and doing exercise is good for your heart, respiratory system, your weight and your psychology, but, as the saying goes, “accidents will happen.” You might think that when participating in a contact sport, such as rugby or basketball you do so at your own risk. However, that is not necessarily the case. As with any other type of personal injury which was not your fault or due to your negligence, you have grounds for a compensation claim. If you have sustained a sports injury then you might well be looking for accident solicitors. You could have been typing in the phrase “accident solicitor Handforth” in your search box or going through your local telephone directory.
Personal injury while doing a sport
If you sustain an injury on the field or pitch, and it was not your fault then you are entitled to compensation. Everyone involved in a team game has the responsibility to behave responsibly and follow the rules of the game. If you were injured as the result of an illegal tackle in any sport, then you have grounds for a compensation claim. If there were spectators at the game, then you have witnesses to what happened and of course, there are the players on the field plus the referee and other staff involved.
If you suffered an injury on an athletics track, it could have been because of an uneven surface, in which case the owners of the track have a responsibility for an athlete’s safety and so you have grounds for a compensation claim.
If your accident occurred in a gym, then it may have been due to faulty equipment; alternatively your trainer may have been pushing you to perform beyond your capability. In neither case was the accident your fault.
Seek Medical Advice
If you suffer a sports’ injury, then you should seek medical treatment immediately, not only for the benefit of your health, but failure to have medical treatment quickly will weaken your claim for compensation.
As a spectator at a sporting event you have the right to expect that you will not suffer a personal injury. However, you may have fallen because of poor, or no lighting, or the seats may have been unsafe. The owners of the stadium or ground have a responsibility for the safety of all spectators, so you have recourse to a claim for compensation for your injury.
Accident solicitor in Handforth
If you look through your telephone directory for an accident solicitor, you will find many solicitors listed, but they may be family lawyers, or specialize in property law or divorce. What you need is an accident solicitor in Handforth specializing in personal injury claims with a proven track record of winning compensation for their clients.
Accident Advice Helpline may not come under the listing accident solicitor in Handforth, but the team of legal experts in the field of personal injury they employ work throughout the UK including in Handforth.
You can call Accident Advice Helpline 24/7 and ask for advice about claiming compensation for your sports’ injury, or any other personal injury which was not your fault. The freephone number to ring (at any time) is 0800 180 4123, and you can also visit the website and take the thirty second test which gives you an estimate of the amount of compensation you could receive if your claim is successful. So give us a call at Accident Advice Helpline to discover what we can do for you.