Is it possible to claim compensation for a sports injury?
Participating in any kind of sport is a great way to keep fit and healthy, but at the same time, but it can also be dangerous. There is always a risk of injury and most people accept that. But did you know that you can claim compensation for a sports injury?
It might seem a little strange because people tend to accept that injuries just happen and they don’t blame anyone. However, this is not always the case.
In some cases you will be able to start a claim for compensation whether you have participated in the sporting event or you were just a spectator.
If you are not sure if you qualify you can contact a personal injury lawyer in Southwark for free advice. Here are some of the most common questions people ask when they hear about claiming compensation for a sports injury:
Do I have to be a professional player to claim compensation?
No, you don’t have to be a professional. You can be playing with friends for fun or you can be a spectator at a sporting event. Spectators can get hurt too if the sporting venue isn’t maintained properly for example.
How do I know if I’m eligible to receive compensation with a personal injury lawyer in Southwark?
The best way to know for sure is to contact a personal injury lawyer in Southwark or use the “30 second test” Accident Advice Helpline tool.
You will most likely be eligible to receive compensation if:
- You were injured because someone didn’t play fair and obey the rules of the sport
- You were the victim of a dangerous tackle in rugby or a similar sport that was poorly supervised
- You were injured by defective equipment
- You were injured while playing on a poorly maintained field
Do I have to do anything to secure my claim?
Although you can never be 100% sure you will receive compensation, there are some things you can do in order to improve your chances of winning the case. Collect as much evidence as you can. You should take pictures of the area where the accident happened. If you were injured by defective equipment, take some pictures of that as well.
Talk to all eyewitnesses and get their details including full name, address, and phone number.
This will help you prove that it was someone else’s fault and make it easier for your personal injury lawyer Southwark to get you compensation.
Claiming compensation for sports injuries might not be as straightforward as claiming compensation for road traffic injuries for example. But a good personal injury lawyer in Southwark will be able to fight the case on a no win no fee basis.
You can contact Accident Advice Helpline to receive free advice by calling 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from your mobile.
Date Published: 31st May 2014
Author: David Brown