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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 Injury


    Sport injury cases are on the rise. There is an increasing popularity of extreme sports, a growing interest in skiing and skating and the more dangerous winter activities such as snowboarding and snowmobiling. This is the motorised version of snowboarding in which speed and slippery surfaces can combine into an accident waiting to happen. Many of the new winter sports are inspired by the Winter Olympics, wonderful to watch but maybe not so good to copy. During the rest of the year, sport injury cases arise from contact sports such as team games, or strenuous sports such as tennis or squash, or the build-up of stress and strain over longer periods such as marathon runners suffer.

    The most common sport injury types

    Sprain – a stretch or tear of the ligament around a joint

    Strain – muscle strain in which muscles or tendon are overstretched or torn, as in “pulling a muscle”

    Tear of the anterior cruciate ligament – in the knee. Healing can take a long time

    Tennis elbow – swelling and tenderness in the outside of the elbow from overuse of the forearm

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    Golfer’s elbow – similar to tennis elbow but it occurs on the inside of the joint

    Runner’s knee – a sore knee from the wearing away of cartilage under the knee cap

    Broken Limb – a fracture of the bone from any kind of collision

    Head injuries – concussion resulting from a bad knock to the head. It can range from temporary dizziness and brain injury to more serious damage

    Claiming for sport injury compensation

    In some cases, the sports injuries may be due to the negligence or actions of a third party, in which case the sufferer may be able to claim compensation. If this is the case, and the claimant needed medical attention and the incident took place within the last three years, it could be possible to start a claim.

    Accident Advice Helpline

    It is not always easy to know where you stand in the law, whether your claim might be eligible and if it is, which kind of solicitor you need because personal injury law covers such a broad range of legal areas. This is where we can help. Start by taking our 30-second online test to see if you are eligible to claim for your sports injury, then answer a few questions to give us detail about the injury. We will refer it to our panel of experts who will estimate the possible value of your claim, based on similar cases we have represented.

    If you decide to go ahead with your claim, we will refer you to one of our hundreds of solicitors around the UK. All our solicitors have a wealth of experience and work on a strictly no win no fee basis. We have over fifteen years experience specialising in personal injury claims. We are pleased to say that Esther Rantzen, the consumer champion, is our patron.

    Get in touch on 0800 180 4123 to see how we can help you. All our advisors are friendly and sympathetic and if we can’t answer your question immediately, we’ll get back to you.

    Date Published: 26th 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.

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