How could anyone make basketball accident claims, you might wonder? In truth, the injuries you could sustain from a basketball accident could be quite serious, depending on what happens to cause them. For example, there could be something wrong with the court or the basketball hoop. If the latter was loose, and it fell on someone, this could potentially cause some nasty injuries.
It is also common to ask who is liable for a basketball accident. If something is wrong with the court, the person responsible for it could be liable if someone was injured on it. For example, if you use a basketball court in a sports centre, and you are hurt while using it, you could have a case to make against the sports centre owner. If you have been injured in an accident and would like to find out more about basketball accident claims, it’s a good idea to seek advice from a personal injury solicitor. Accident Advice Helpline’s team of solicitors covers the whole of the UK and we have over 16 years’ industry experience – we’ve also helped a number of people with basketball accident claims.
Who’s to blame for basketball injuries?
When you’re finding out more about basketball injury claims, you may find yourself wondering who is responsible for your accident. This is usually easier to figure out than it seems. For example, if you were injured after a dangerous collision with or tackle from another player, or through poor instruction from a basketball coach, the coach or company they work for could be held liable for your injuries. If you’ve been injured after tripping on damaged ground on a basketball court, or if the basketball hoop has fallen on you and caused injuries, the court operator could be held liable.
Preventing basketball accidents
One way to reduce the number of basketball accident claims is to take steps to prevent accidents from happening in the first place. But what can you do to stay safe on the court? Well, the steps to take to prevent a basketball accident could include checking the court regularly to ensure it is fit for purpose. However, a coach should also be properly qualified to provide guidance and teaching that is safe to follow. If not, an injured person could suspect their coach was to blame for the accident. Equipment, such as the basketball hoop and the ball itself, should be regularly checked and well maintained to ensure that players are not being put at risk. The coach should act as a referee, or a referee should be present on court at all times to reduce the risk of accidents happening. If you are injured and you feel that one or more of these things did not happen, you could have grounds to make a claim for compensation.
The treatment for injuries sustained from a basketball accident would clearly depend on the nature of those injuries. For example, broken bones would be treated differently from head injuries. Sometimes, calling an ambulance may be the best thing to do for the person who has been injured, even if first aid is given. Basketball injury claims can be made for almost any type of injury, provided medical attention was received after the accident. Here are a few examples of the most common types of injuries which we have handled claims for:
- Facial injuries (often from collision with another player) such as a broken nose
- Head injuries including concussion or a skull fracture
- Eye injuries, sometimes caused after being hit in the face by the ball
- Slip, trip and fall injuries such as broken bones or a back injury
- Lost teeth, after being hit by the ball
Whilst some of these injuries are more minor than others, it’s important to seek medical advice after your accident. Basketball injury claims can only be made if you received medical treatment after your accident, as we will need to see evidence of your injuries, which will be on your medical report.
More about basketball accident claims
Basketball accident claims are uncommon, but if you have been injured while playing basketball, you may be wondering how to claim compensation for a basketball accident. Getting the answers to all the questions you are likely to have may seem difficult, but it doesn’t need to be. Instead, you only need to make a single phone call to learn whether a claim may be found in your favour. Accident Advice Helpline’s advisors offer confidential advice and there is no obligation to proceed with a claim at any point.
How much compensation could you get for basketball injury claims?
There is no ‘one size fits all’ when it comes to basketball injury claims amounts. We handle each and every claim on an individual basis, which means that we need to find out more about you and your accident, as well as the injuries you have sustained. Every claim is unique, just as every injury is unique, and we’ll take into account a wide variety of different factors when calculating your personal injury settlement. But if you would like to know how much you might be able to claim before going ahead with a claim then you can take the 30-second test on our website to find out what you could receive if your claim is successful.
Do you have a viable claim?
To learn whether this is the case or not, call Accident Advice Helpline today to find out more about the cost of making a basketball accident claim. You can ring on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile and take advantage of the 100% no-win, no-fee* service offered by our solicitors. With our support, advice, and knowledge, it could be easier than you suspect to make a claim following an injury you suffered in the past three years.
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