Sports injury cases
Sports injury cases are currently on the rise, with the bulk of these occurring at weekends when sporting activity is at its highest. Of course, whether we’re talking contact sports or otherwise, all sports involve some risk of injury. Accidental injuries occur all the time and are often inevitable. However, if you’ve been injured playing sport and it was someone’s fault, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Accident Advice Helpline is skilled at dealing with sports injury cases and can help you get sports injury compensation quickly and easily. Most claims can be processed by telephone and most claimants do not need to attend court.
Can I claim for my sports injury?
Successful claims have been made after a variety of incidents including:
- Dangerous tackles (eg. Rugby, football)
- Any intervention outside the rules of the sport
- Unsafe or faulty equipment
- Poorly maintained playing surfaces
- Poor coaching or supervision
It may surprise you to learn that sports injury cases can also include spectators injured as a result of poorly maintained facilities.
How do I prove someone was at fault?
In all successful sports injury cases, providing evidence of culpability is essential. There are some straightforward steps you can take to help your claim:
- Take photographic evidence of where the injury happened
- If the injury was caused by faulty equipment, take photographic evidence of this
- If the injury occurred at a staffed venue (such as a leisure centre) report it to a member of staff and log it in their accident book
- Get the contact details of any witnesses to pass on to Accident Advice Helpline
Does it matter where sports injury cases happen?
Sports injury cases can occur at a variety of locations. These include:
- Council owned or public property
- A university, college or school
- At work
- Private property
How do I make a claim?
It’s very simple. To make a claim for your sports injury, just follow these two easy steps:
- Take Accident Advice Helpline’s simple online 30 second test to see if we can help you with your claim
- Call Accident Advice Helpline for free and explain what happened to one of our advice line operatives.
Claims need to be received within three years of the incident.
Date Published: 24th July 2013
Author: David Brown