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Sports Injury Claims

If you’ve suffered a sports-related injury within the last three years due to an incident that could have been prevented, you may be eligible to claim for financial compensation. Our expert personal injury lawyers can help you.

Whatever sport you play, whether it is a hobby or at professional level, there’s always the risk of suffering an injury. But that doesn’t mean the injury is any easier to take. A severe injury can lead to time away from your chosen sport, as well as having an impact on your ability to work and your earnings.

Injuries are not just limited to players either, and can also include sporting spectators.

To find out if you are entitled to make a claim and to get expert legal advice, contact our team of experienced and knowledgeable personal injury solicitors. Our team is always on hand to help you understand the ins and outs of your claim, as well as giving you all the support and representation you need. 

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    What are the possible causes of negligent injuries whilst playing sport?

    Many sports carry a risk of injury, certain sporting activities carry a much greater risk of serious injuries and can even prove fatal such as horse riding, skiing, snowboarding, climbing, boxing, martial arts and motorsports.

    In some cases, however, the fault clearly lies with someone else. In these situations, you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation. This can include injuries that result from:

    • Faulty sports equipment, including weights or machines at the gym
    • Poorly maintained hire equipment such as bikes or canoes
    • Unsafe and unmaintained premises or facilities which could cause trips and slips
    • Inadequate signage at a sports venue
    • Insufficient instruction and/or lack of supervision from staff at the venue including instructors, referees or personal trainers
    • The umpire, referee or person in charge had insufficient training and/or made no or little attempts to prevent an accident.
    • Players performing dangerous moves or not following the rules of sporting conduct within a team game or around fellow players.

    What are the possible risks of injuries for spectators?

    • Crowds rioting or due to overcrowding
    • Being struck by gaming equipment such as balls
    • Poorly maintained stadiums or grounds

    How much can I claim for a sporting injury?

    The amount of compensation you might be able to claim will be based on the specific injuries you have personally suffered as documented in your medical records and medico-legal reports. Typically, your claim will be assessed based on: 

    • Financial hardship caused by medical bills or loss of earnings due to an inability to work
    • Care costs in cases where an injury leads to a lifestyle change that requires care, which can be costly
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    Time limit in sport injury claims

    A sports injury claim must be brought (submitted to the court) within three years of the date you suffered an injury or three years of you being aware that you have suffered an injury.

    "I SUFFERED A TRAUMATIC INJURY WHICH CHANGED MY LIFE, HOWEVER, HJA SOLICITORS GAVE ME A VOICE TO REMEDY MY SITUATION. HJA HAS PROVIDED EXCEPTIONAL LEGAL SERVICES TO ME WITH THE UP MOST CARE, PROFESSIONALISM, AND MOST IMPORTANTLY, RESULTS. I WOULD STRONGLY ADVISE WHO HAS SUFFERED AND REQUIRES LEGAL SERVICES TO CONTACT HJA."

    How to make a sports injury claim

    If you have suffered an injury as a result of a sporting accident, then time is of the essence. You should: 

    • Report the injury – After you have sought immediate medical attention, it is important to report your injury either to a member of staff, or the umpire or referee of the game, so they can record the incident.
    • Seek legal advice – The next step will be to establish whether or not you are eligible to claim compensation. You can do this by seeking advice from one of our specialist injury lawyers.

    How do I prove my claim?

    Firstly, early reporting of the incident to the relevant body and medical agencies is important as is gathering as much documentary evidence as early as possible such as witness and photographic evidence.

    Why choose Hodge Jones & Allen Solicitors?

    Our London-based team of specialist personal injury experts can offer sound legal assistance on a No Win, No Fee basis to get you the compensation you deserve if you have been involved in a sports injury. 

    We have years of experience working with those who have suffered a wide range of sports injuries, so you can rely on us to thoroughly investigate your case and represent you every step of the way. We’re experienced and knowledgeable in helping people like you and your family get the money you deserve.

    "THE LAWYERS AT HODGE JONES & ALLEN TOOK UP MY CLAIM TWO MONTHS AFTER MY ACCIDENT. FROM DAY ONE THEY WERE HONEST AND DILIGENT. THEY MADE MY LIFE EASY, AS I DID NOT HAVE TO BE IN UNNECCESSARY APPOINTMENTS. FROM START TO FINISH, VERY PROFESSIONAL."

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    Frequently asked questions

    What can I claim for?

    In addition to compensation for your personal injuries you may be able to claim for financial losses including medical treatment costs and time off work.

    Will I be able to have private medical treatment to assist with my recovery?

    Depending on the circumstances it may be possible to access support such as rehabilitation and physiotherapy.

    How do I prove my claim?

    Firstly, early reporting of the incident to the relevant body and medical agencies is important as is gathering as much documentary evidence as early as possible such as witness and photographic evidence.

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