No win no fee Baylham and sporting injuries
If you play sports of any sort, whether it is something gentle or contact sports such as rugby, boxing or football, you are consenting to the injuries that happen in the normal course of play. Unless someone in the game acts intentionally or recklessly and causes you to be injured, then you cannot make a personal injury compensation claim.
But if someone does cause you to be injured through reckless or intentional action while you are playing sport of some sort, our no win no fee Baylham lawyers can help you claim the compensation you are entitled to.
Footballers and a broken bone in the foot
A very common injury among footballers is a broken metatarsal bone in the foot. A swift kick or knock to the foot can easily break one of these bones. In recent years, football boots have become lighter and more flexible, but they actually give less protection to the feet than the old style boots used to. Some believe this is why there have been so many fractured feet in the football world. Such names as David Beckham, Wayne Rooney, Michael Owen, Steven Gerrard and many other household names have suffered this injury.
Racing cyclist’s injuries
While racing, if a cyclist comes off his cycle and slides along the road, he is very likely to get road rash. This is where the skin and flesh can be torn from their bodies and is it very common for their arms and legs to be affected, as they have no protection covering them. Although not serious, it is a very painful injury and can take a while to heal.
When can you make a claim using our lawyers?
These are just two examples of sporting injuries that are part of the game and no personal injury claim could be made for either of them. But if the footballer was obviously kicked on purpose, or the cyclist was pushed off his bike purposely, then that would be a different matter and they would be entitled to make a claim for compensation. If they were sensible, they would talk to our no-win, no-fee lawyers to see whether they have a valid claim.
Making your claim with the experts
If you think you might have a sporting injury claim, you should check it out with Accident Advice Helpline. A chat with one of our friendly advisors on 0800 689 0500 will take just a few seconds, and you’ll quickly find out whether you qualify to make a claim. If you do, we will provide you with all the information you need to decide if you wish to pursue your claim. You will be under no obligation to do so and we will not pressurise you to either.
With over 16 years’ experience behind us, we have the expertise and knowledge you need to have the best chance of success when you are making your personal injury compensation claim.
Date Published: 27th January 2014
Author: David Brown