What does a sports injury mean to you? For an amateur player a broken or sprained limb might only cost a season of not being able to participate in a favourite hobby, but it might also mean time off work, partial loss of income or total loss of income for freelancers and other self-employed people. Injuries in sport can be a sprained wrist from a fall during a tennis game, or a broken limb or concussion from a bad tackle in a game of contact sport. For the professional player, this can mean serious disruption to their career. No skier ever went on holiday without accident insurance, but these days, a sports injury can have a detrimental effect on lifestyle or income and the amateur and professional sportsman can buy sports accident insurance.
Litigation for compensation for injuries in sport is a specialist business and covers many different scenarios. A claimant may have been injured by another player or players, or as a result of negligence or faulty equipment at the place of the sports, or from any combination of these.
Do I have a legitimate claim?
It can be hard to prove liability in some instances of sports injuries. This is why you need expert advice. At Accident Advice Helpline we first assess whether you may be eligible to claim. Our online 30-second test will tell you quickly. After the eligibility test, we ask you some simple questions about your injury and it may be possible to estimate what your claim could be worth.
How do I find a solicitor with the expertise I need?
We can help. We work with hundreds of solicitors, all over the UK, including solicitors who specialise in injuries in sport and will be up to speed in all aspects of that kind of injury. You can start your claim online or talk to one of our friendly advisors on our 24/7 number which is 0800 180 4123.
What do I do next?
- If you have decided to proceed, gather as much information as you can to help your solicitor prepare your case. We will refer you to a solicitor near you.
Top Tips for injuries in sport
- Take photos of your injuries or ask a friend to do it
- Get witnesses onside if you can. Your solicitor will need to talk to them
- Make a note of what happened as soon as possible after the accident, especially the conditions and any hazards
- Take photos of the location of the accident
- Keep any receipts of expenses you have incurred because of being incapacitated
How much will it cost me?
All our solicitors for injuries in sport work on a no win no fee basis, so you will not pay any legal costs if you don’t win your case. To use our online assessment forms, the 30-second test and the questionnaire costs nothing and at that point, you can decide if you wish to start your claim and we will refer you to a solicitor.
Accident Advice Helpline is endorsed by Esther Rantzen, the consumer champion. We are one of the leading injuries in sport compensation providers in the UK.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown