Brighstone is a village and civil parish on the Isle of Wight. Previously known as Brixton, it is the largest village in the area known as the Back of the Wright. The village is very popular among tourists, who come to view the spectacular thatched cottages and local shops. Every year the Brighstone Show, Christmas Tree Festival and various art exhibitions are held. One of the notable places in the parish is the Three Bishops pub.
While in Brighstone you may enjoy surfing at the beach, or you may go hiking. You may decide to play sports. If you play in one of the contact sports, you should follow proper techniques and use the right equipment. If another player injures you and you seek medical attention, a lawyer in Brighstone can file a compensation claim on your behalf.
Accident Advice Helpline
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The solicitor you find may not specialise in sporting injuries, or may ask for an upfront payment which you are not ready for, since you have already paid medical bills. Athletes develop sporting injuries most of the time, but an injury that was not your fault deserves compensation for medical expenses, loss of income during days off from work, and damages for pain, suffering and mental anguish. You can call a lawyer in Brighstone from Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or on 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, but you are under no obligation to pursue your claim with us.
In such accidents, the person who was at fault will defend themselves in court. However, you need to prove that the other person caused the injury, so they can pay a compensation amount that you deserve — not anything lower.
When you need to file a claim through a lawyer in Brighstone
If you are involved in a sports injury that was not your fault, it is important to seek medical attention and make a compensation claim within three years. Some injuries require specialised treatment. These injuries require you to consult a lawyer in Brighstone from Accident Advice Helpline:
- Facial injuries: these are not always life-threatening, but in severe cases (like when the nasal airway is blocked by bleeding or swelling) can be fatal. Whoever is attending the patient should ensure that the airway is clear so they are able to breathe.
- Sprains: common injuries during contact sports. Sprains happen when ligaments get overstretched beyond their limits. Resting may help, while a splint, brace or bandage may be used to hold the joint in position.
- Strains: muscle fibres may get overstretched and get torn during contact sports like football, rugby and cricket.
- Bruises: these happen when small blood vessels within tissues get damaged causing bleeding.
- Fractures: limbs can get fractured when an athlete falls on a hard surface, or when there is collision.
Date Published: 11th January 2014
Author: David Brown