We’re all aware that regular exercise is vitally important for our health and fitness, providing a number of benefits such as reducing the risk of heart disease, obesity, and depression. Many people choose to participate in sports as a fun way of getting that essential exercise as well as being a great opportunity to socialise with other people. However, sports are also the cause of many injuries, and compensation claims for injuries suffered whilst playing sports are on the increase in the UK.
Of course those who play sports of any kind accept that there will always be some inherent risk of injury. This is particularly true of contact sports where tackles are legitimate. However, if you have an accident and suffer an injury whilst playing sport which was someone else’s fault, for example because of defective equipment, you may be entitled to make a compensation claim.
Our friendly, professional advisors can assess the individual circumstances of your injury to let you know if you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
What to Do After a Sports Injury
If you have suffered a sports injury it is important to seek urgent medical attention. This will confirm the extent of your injury and enable you to receive the appropriate treatment as quickly as possible in order to prevent further damage. It is also an important means of providing evidence of how and when you sustained your sports injury, should you need to make a claim for compensation at a later date.
If you have suffered from a sports injury and are unsure whether you have a valid compensation claim, call Accident Advice Helpline for a no-obligation chat with our team.
We’ve been working in this space since 2000 and have helped hundreds of people make successful claims following a sports injury.
Spectators’ Injury Claims
Sports injury claims aren’t just limited to those participating in the game. If you’re watching a sports event, you should be able to do so without any fear or risk of sustaining an injury. However, accidents to sports spectators can and do occur, frequently due to lack of adequate safety measures. Some examples of typical causes of injuries to spectators are:
- unsafe seating or shelter
- inadequate lighting or other hazard leading to a fall
- insufficient crowd control at sporting events
- potentially dangerous overcrowding
Making a Claim
If you have been the victim of an accident whilst watching or playing sports and suffered an injury which was someone else’s fault, you may well be able to make a compensation claim to cover any damages which occurred as a result of the injury.
Call Accident Advice Helpline now on 0800 180 4123 for advice on how to claim compensation. The call is free and there’s no obligation for you to proceed, so why not give it a try?
Accident Advice Helpline is recommended by Esther Rantzen, giving you the added reassurance that you’re dealing with a company you can trust.
Date Published: 22nd January 2013
Author: David Brown
Category: Sports Injury Compensation