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    Sporting injuries


    A lot of people get hurt when they are playing sports. Sometimes it happens just because they are playing, but there are other times when someone gets hurt because of something else. Below are three of the most common reasons that people get hurt in sports.

    Reason for sporting injuries 1 – Equipment that’s faulty

    If you have been provided with equipment that was faulty and you were injured, you might have a good reason to make a claim. If you purchase equipment or are provided with equipment that is faulty, you may be able to make a liability claim for the product against the company that made the equipment. Equipment that was faulty is one of the biggest reasons why people are injured in the different sports that are played around the world.

    Reason for sporting injuries 2 – No supervision

    If you or someone else has been injured while they were playing a sport and there wasn’t appropriate supervision, the person who was supposed to be supervising the event might be held liable for the injuries. When safety is put in someone else’s hands, there is an expectation that the person will not be injured. This is especially true when it’s a child’s team and it’s supposed to be supervised and it’s not. There should also be adequate training of the team to ensure that everyone knows how to play safely.

    Reason for sporting injuries 3 – Foul play

    Unfair sportsmanship can often lead to a claim against the person who did it. It’s important to know that this isn’t always the case – it has to be a truly intentional, potentially violent, action that injures the person in order to make a claim. The person who is injured has to find witnesses to make their claims stand up in court and it may be difficult to find a solicitor who will take this kind of claim.

    If you believe that your sporting injury was due to someone else’s negligence, you should find a solicitor who specializes in sporting injuries. If you would like help finding a specialist solicitor then give Accident Advice Helpline a call. We have a dedicated team of solicitors based across the UK that we work with and we can help find one that is right for you and your claim. We have helped many people just like you to make a successful claim for compensation for their sporting injuries.

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    Date Published: 11th February 2013

    Author: David Brown

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