Bridgend is rightly proud of its rugby tradition, but what happens if you’re injured while on the sports ground? This article will look at your rights and tell you how you can make personal injury claims in Bridgend.
Making personal injury claims in Bridgend
Right now, in and around Bridgend, hundreds of youngsters are starting out on what could be promising rugby careers. Unfortunately, the sad truth is that not everyone can make it. Some will suffer a severe injury which could bring their careers to a sudden halt.
If this happens, it’s not possible to adequately assess the damage done. If you’re injured there are so many things to consider. There’s the fact that you may not be able to play to the same standard again and there’s also the question of what would have happened if you had continued with your career.
Often this is a case that accidents happen – rugby is a rough sport and many of the players experience quite serious injuries. Indeed, according to statistics, at any one time in professional rugby around 25% of people will be on the sidelines with an injury of some kind.
However, if someone was to blame for an accident then it stands to reason that compensation could be paid.
Who is to blame?
If you are on the grounds of a rugby club there are certain things owners should do to maximise safety. Naturally they will not be able to eliminate all risks – that’s the character of the game. But what they can do, is take all reasonable measures to ensure the chances of an accident are reduced. For example, if you’re injured because a professional coach is not supervising the action, then there may be cause for compensation.
Equally if changing rooms are left in a dangerous condition and this causes an accident, then there could be scope for a claim.
There have even been times when players have been able to bring charges of criminal damage against one another for damage done on the rugby pitch. For example, one player was recently cited for gouging another in a semi professional game. The action led to the player being blinded in one eye.
Criminal injury is an extremely complex area of the law, so if you make a claim in this area, it will pay if you are certain about the facts in this matter.
Contact us at accident Advice Helpline now
The next thing to do is to find an expert who can tell you more about your claim. Accident Advice Helpline can help with just about any type of claim. We can give you directions which should help you to decide whether or not you can claim.
Plus we do this all on the basis of no-win, no-fee so, to file personal injury claims in Bridgend, give us a call on 0800 689 0500, or ring 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Why not call us now and find out more about making personal injury claims in Bridgend?
Date Published: 24th August 2014
Author: David Brown