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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

    Making an accident injury compensation claim

    Making an accident injury compensation claim

    When taking part in sports, we are aware that there is an element of risk for injury. However when the injury could have been avoided and is due to negligence then making an accident injury compensation claim can be made. Participating in sport should be fun and beneficial to our health and well being, not dangerous.

    Sports for which an accident injury compensation claim can be made:

    • Skating
    • Horse riding
    • Cricket
    • Football
    • Rugby
    • Athletics
    • Boxing
    • Hockey
    • Squash
    • Tennis
    • Skiing
    • Diving

    Injuries which have been sustained in a gym, either using the equipment or during an exercise class can also qualify for you to make an accident injury compensation claim. Even if you were just a spectator at a sporting event and were injured, you may be entitled to claim compensation.

    Causes of injury

    • Foul play, if another player tackles/plays using illegal moves
    • If protective equipment/clothing is not provided or poorly maintained
    • Poor visibility
    • Inadequate instruction or supervision

    The injuries you sustain in sporting accidents is very much dependent on the sport, but can often be serious. Some of the common injuries caused by sports are:

    • Head injuries
    • Fractures
    • Sprains or strains
    • Whiplash
    • Impairment to sight or hearing
    • Loss or damage to teeth

    Whether you are a professional sports player and depend on it for your livelihood or just a sports enthusiast, if you have  had a sporting accident injury compensation claim can be made.

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    Making a sporting accident injury compensation claim

    You are entitled to make a claim for compensation if the accident was in the last three years and it can be proved that your injuries were the result of negligence.

    You should seek medical attention straight away, this will also help your claim for compensation.

    Also report the accident if possible to the relevant authority. It may be the health club manager or your team’s captain. If possible have a written statement of the accident, including the events leading up to the accident and who was involved.

    If there are any witnesses then it is advisable to take their details, such as name, address and telephone number. If the accident was captured on video or photographs were taken, then these can also be used as evidence for your claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline is a specialist law firm. We employ a large team of personal injury solicitors, some of whom are experienced in compensation claims relating to sporting accidents.

    All of the solicitors that work for us work on a no win no fee arrangement. Contact us today to discuss your claim. We are open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can talk to one of our advisers to discuss your claim in more detail.

    So for expert legal advice about making an accident injury compensation claim, call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.

    Date Published: 2nd December 2012

    Author: David Brown

    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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