Whatever sport you play, there’s always the risk of suffering an injury. Indeed the rules of some sports allow for a certain amount of physical contact (e.g. rugby) and many people who play these types of sports may actually expect to suffer injuries from time-to-time.
Although many sports carry a risk of injury, some carry a much greater risk of serious injuries such as horse riding, skiing, climbing and motor sports.
Many injuries that happen during sporting activities can be as a result of lack of physical fitness or are genuine accidents. These cannot usually warrant a sports injury compensation claim.
However, if you have come to harm as a result of faulty sports equipment, dangerous premises or facilities, or the deliberate action of another player, you may be eligible for compensation.
To get a quick estimation on the amount of compensation you could be entitled to, you might find it helpful to try our Compensation Calculator.
Whether it’s a neck, spinal, knee injury or other body part, suffering a sports injury can be very painful and could result in financial losses because you may have to take time off work for medical appointments and to recover. If your injuries are very severe you may not be able to go back to work at all and it might be necessary for you to rely on others for help with your daily routines and activities. You may also need ongoing medical care.
Firstly, it is always very important to seek immediate medical attention. A doctor will be able treat your injury and help you make a speedy recovery.
It is also important to report your injury either to a member of staff or the umpire or referee of the game so they can report your injury to the relevant organising body of the sport, if there is one.
The next step will be to establish whether or not you are eligible for to claim compensation. You can do this by seeking advice from one of our specialist injury lawyers, with experience in settling such claims.
Our London based team of specialist personal injury solicitors can offer sound legal assistance on a ‘no win, no fee’ basis to get you the compensation you deserve.
Our Sports Injury Claim Solicitors are backed by nearly four decades of experience. Our legal practice and team of Personal Injury Solicitors have a strong track record of achieving the best possible results. For expert legal advice use our contact form or call us on 0808 250 6017 today.