Most people who partake in a little sport or exercise accept that they risk injuring themselves if they overexert themselves or participate in their activity of choice with too much gusto or enthusiasm. It goes with the territory.
However, if you’re injured as the result of an accident that wasn’t your fault while exercising or taking part in a sport, that’s an entirely different matter. If you are hurt in a sporting incident that was the result of another person or organisation’s irresponsible behaviour or negligence, you may be able to use an injury lawyer in Pen-y-cae to sue for compensation.
Let’s say that you were in a gym pumping some weights. It would be one thing if you hurt yourself as a consequence of trying to lift weights that were too heavy, but if the bench you were using collapsed while you were halfway through your routine, the company that owned the gym would be liable to compensate you for any injuries you suffered.
Likewise, if you were using a running machine in a gym and it suddenly malfunctioned, resulting in you being thrown across to the other side of the room, responsibility would not lie with you. In either of these scenarios, and many others, you’ll need to avail yourself of the services of an injury lawyer in Pen-y-cae.
What evidence will an expert injury lawyer in Pen-y-cae need?
Although it might be difficult after sustaining an injury, especially if you’re in some degree of pain, it will be useful to your solicitor if you can collect photographic evidence of the aftermath of your accident. If you were hurt by a poorly-maintained piece of equipment, take a picture of it. You’ll also need medical evidence to support your claim. As such, it will be vital that you get yourself along to a doctor immediately after you’ve been hurt. This can either be a GP’s surgery or an accident and emergency department. It doesn’t really matter as long as the injuries you’ve sustained are officially recorded by a medical professional.
The right personal injury solicitor
If you feel you have a case for compensation after suffering a sports injury that wasn’t your fault, you may be able to have a personal injury solicitor represent you on a no win-no fee basis. This would mean it wouldn’t cost you anything to get your case off the ground and you wouldn’t have to pay your solicitor anything if you were to lose.
When it comes to making a compensation claim your first thought may be to seek the help of a local expert injury lawyer in Pen-y-cae. However, in many circumstances you are better off using the services of a national provider like Accident Advice Helpline. Their service offers many benefits that a local expert injury lawyer in Pen-y-cae cannot compete with.
Accident Advice Helpline has been operating as a personal injury law firm sine the year 2000. In that time, we have won many hundreds of clients many thousands of pounds in compensation.
For more information contact us now on 0800 689 0500, if calling from a landline or 0333 500 0993, from a mobile. We can help when you need an expert injury lawyer in Pen-y-cae.
Date Published: 18th October 2013
Author: David Brown