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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

    Sport accident insurance

    You may take part in sports for different reasons – to stay fit and healthy or simply because you love the competition, the thrill of the game and particularly with contact sports, the rough and tumble of it all.

    But as with most things in life, there are rules and good player conduct regulations in every sporting activity which are there to protect the individual and ensure fair play all round. However, when someone oversteps the mark and is negligent or hostile towards a fellow competitor, it could lead to personal injury.

    Football top injury sport

    Perhaps not surprisingly, football is number one in the UK for sport injuries – about one third of the nation’s sporting accidents – with rugby in second place, accounting for 13 per cent, according to a survey by a well-known high street bank.  Sportsmen in East Anglia spend the most on sports injury treatments. Therefore, having the right accident insurance cover if you play sport on a regular basis is essential.

    Accident Advice Helpline can advise you whether your particular circumstances make you eligible to make a sports injury compensation claim, or if you will just have to grin and bear your bruises. Our 24/7 friendly advice helpline is manned by experienced advisers who will carefully explain the claims process to you. There is no obligation to pursue a claim if you do not wish to do so, but if you do decide to go ahead we can contact your sport accident insurance people on your behalf and then connect you with the best sports injury compensation claim lawyer in your area.

    With sport accident insurance – or not

    If you prefer, we have a simple on-line calculator which can estimate the amount of compensation you might receive. This estimate is based on our comprehensive statistical data gathered from past cases we have processed that are similar to yours. Although it is only an estimate, it can help you decide whether it is worth taking the time to pursue a claim.

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    It may be that you don’t have sport accident insurance. If the injury was not your fault, then that’s not a problem. Similarly, with sport accident insurance, we can take away all the time-consuming paperwork and bother of you having to deal with your insurer direct. We do it all for you and ensure, through one of our several hundred specialist lawyers in the UK, that we maintain regular contact with the insurers to get a compensation award for your injury as quickly and efficiently as possible.

    Whatever your sports activity

    So, whatever sports you take part in – football, rugby, cycling, hockey, cricket, horse-riding, skating, athletics, boxing, squash, tennis, skiing, diving, you name it – as long as the injury you sustained was someone’s else’s fault, the Accident Advice Helpline experts can handle your claim for compensation, all on a no win, no fee basis.

    With over 15 years’ experience in the compensation claims business, Accident Advice Helpline can process many sport accident insurance claims over the phone so you may not even need to visit a solicitor’s offices. If you do need to travel you can claim these expenses back by adding them to the final total of the claim. So, making a sport accident insurance claim for compensation will cost you nothing. Even if you do not win the case, there will be no legal fees to pay.

    You can give our team a call on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to discuss things in more detail.

    Date Published: 22nd January 2013

    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.

    Disclaimer: This website contains content contributed by third parties, therefore any opinions, comments or other information expressed on this site that do not relate to the business of AAHDL or its associated companies should be understood as neither being held or endorsed by this business.

    No-Win No-Fee: *Subject to insurance costs. Fee payable if case not pursued at client's request.