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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Lawyer in Pontardawe

    Sporting activities can rightly be considered as one of life’s most enjoyable pastimes. However, accidents can occur at any time and at any level, leaving you with physical and psychological injuries.

    Claiming compensation

    If you suffer an injury in an accident caused by someone else’s carelessness, you can make a claim for personal injury compensation.

    Listed below are some of the most common causes of sports injury claims:

    • Inadequate safety equipment
    • Damaged playing areas
    • Illegal tackles
    • Lack of supervision
    • Unqualified teachers/trainers

    Injuries caused by any of the aforementioned scenarios are not part of normal conduct and could potentially give rise to a valid compensation claim.

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    Adhering to the rules of the Limitation Act

    Under personal injury law, you have three years in which to make a sports accident claim. The three-year period starts from the date of your accident unless you were under the age of 18 at the time.

    Receiving help from a specialist personal injury lawyer

    Before you make a sports injury claim, you must consult with a specialist personal injury lawyer. In order to receive compensation, you will need to work with your lawyer to prove that the individual or organisation that caused your injury owed you a duty of care and that your injury directly resulted from their failure to fulfil their legal obligations.

    Understanding the main elements of your compensation settlement

    If you make a successful compensation claim, your settlement will comprise two main elements:

    • General damages
      You will receive general damages for the pain, suffering and loss of amenity you have encountered as a result of your injury. To receive this award, your accident lawyer will require you to provide evidence detailing the nature and severity of your injuries.
    • Special damages
      You will receive special damages for the financial losses and expenses you have incurred. To receive this award, you will require evidence of your expenditure.

    Looking for an accident lawyer in Pontardawe?

    If you need help with pursuing your sports injury claim, let the legal team here at Accident Advice Helpline provide you with all the guidance you require.

    We do not have a personal injury lawyer in Pontardawe working directly for us but this doesn’t matter, we can still help you claim as we are a national injury law firm that covers all areas of the UK. So if you need a personal injury lawyer in Pontardawe or anywhere else, make us your first point of call.

    To get in touch with us, please call our helpline  on 0800 500 0993 from a landline or 0333 689 0500.

    Our lines are open 24/7 and look forward to helping you!

    Date Published: 8th February 2014

    Author: Jan Newell

    Accident Advice Helpline (or AAH) is a trading style of Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited. Slater Gordon Solutions Legal Limited is a company registered in England and Wales with registration number 07931918, VAT 142 8192 16, registered office Dempster Building, Atlantic Way, Brunswick Business Park, Liverpool, L3 4UU and is an approved Alternative Business Structure authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority with licence number 591058 and regulated by the Financial Conduct Authority.

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