Many sports come with a degree of injury risk associated with the nature of the game, particularly those like football and rugby – contact sports, as they’re known.
Whilst every participant has knowledge of these as they play, injuries can result from another player’s negligence or carelessness. Those providing the facilities in which games are played or taken part in also have a legal duty to make sure they are safe places to play, and that you do not get injured through no fault of your own and have to attend a sports injury clinic.
Owners of both public and private sports facilities, fitness centres and sporting venues must have health and safety measures in place to reduce accident risk. When they fail in this quarter, it can be damaging to the individual – and to them financially in terms of higher insurance premiums. For the victim, it can mean the end of a professional sports career or a permanent disability affecting anyone so injured, for the rest of their lives. Because of the nature of sports injuries, someone in this situation may well have to visit a sports injury clinic, to get the specialist treatment they need.
Slippery floors in a sports changing room is a classic cause of an injury accident, as is faulty equipment and, as mentioned at the beginning, an aggressive player on the opposing team. If you’ve had a personal injury as a result of an accident which was not your fault, call Accident Advice helpline, which is in operation all day, every day. One of our advisory staff will ask if you can provide evidence of the accident (within the last three years) and if your injury has been looked at by a doctor, or a sports injury clinic.
Chances of success
Following a consultancy, the solicitor is likely to arrange an independent medical assessment of your injury, the results of which will be integral to the compensation application. It will certainly improve your chances of success. They can also claim for any out of pocket expenses you may incur following the accident, from prescription charges to specialist medical treatment and physiotherapy needed during the recovery period, which will be paid by the losing party. In the case of a sports or leisure complex deemed at fault this will be down to their insurers.
Accident Advice helpline has been a major player in the provision of personal injury claims in Britain for over 15 years’. We help to secure awards of over £30 million each year for our injury clients and handle thousands of calls and enquiries every month.
Sports injury clinic
Of course, you don’t have to be an ardent sports enthusiast. Just taking part in casual leisure activities in a weekend away break or on holiday can result in an accident which is no fault of your own. Just as with more professional sportsmen and women, our sports injury solicitor’s talent and knowledge of the law applies in such situations. At no cost to you from the outset, they will do his utmost to win compensation for injuries ranging from fractures to the foot from equipment left carelessly in a sports hall to a broken leg following a foul on the football pitch.
To discuss your claim with a member of our expert team dial 0800 689 0500 from a landline, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile, now.
Date Published: 11th February 2013
Author: David Brown