Sport is something people do for fun, fitness, a sense of challenge, and the opportunity to spend time with friends doing an activity they love. Most people participate with the knowledge of the risk involved and take adequate steps to prevent injury to themselves or other participants.
Despite precautions, accidents still happen, and there are occasions where a person is to blame. For example, if a tournament was poorly organised, equipment was not maintained, or competitors were not adequately informed of the extent or nature of the risk, and you were hurt, then responsibility can be attributed to another party. If you have been injured in a sporting accident, speak to an advisor at The Compensation Experts.
What is a Sports Injury Claim?
You may be entitled to make a sports injury compensation claim if you have been hurt in a way which could have been avoided, such as:
● from an illegal rugby tackle
● following a ski run which is not clearly marked
● using faulty or poorly maintained equipment
● dangerous behaviour from other players, for example from using hockey sticks illegally
● playing on uneven flooring, including velodrome tracks which cause a cyclist to crash
● Being subject to dangerous conditions like poorly built horse jumps
Depending on how your injury occurred, a personal injury claim can be brought against an individual, a group or sporting body, or the organisers of a tournament. An example of a successful sporting injury claim featured a professional rugby player who suffered broken vertebrae during a tackle, for which the perpetrator was sent off for foul play. The successful claim was made against the opposing player’s club and included payment for loss of future earnings playing rugby.
How to Claim Compensation for a Sporting Injury
Even if you are not sure whether you are eligible to claim compensation, contact The Compensation Experts. Our friendly advisors will talk to you in detail about the circumstances around your accident, and find out about the nature and impact of your injury. If we feel you are entitled to compensation, we will match you with a personal injury lawyer who has the knowledge and specialist experience you need.
As the claimant, the responsibility is yours to prove not only were you injured, but also that the other party was at fault. Your lawyer will guide you through this process, including contacting independent medical and sporting experts to clearly show you were injured not by chance, but as the direct result of someone else’s negligence or mistake.
While it is not possible to determine exactly how long your claim will take to resolve, we can give an indication based on the nature of your injuries. For example, claiming compensation for a fractured ankle from a poorly maintained pitch may only take four to six months to process, while a brain injury incurred in a tackle may take nine to 12 months, if not longer.
The Compensation Experts offer a No Win No Fee* plan to take away the risk associated with paying upfront legal costs with no guarantee you will receive any compensation. It means that, should your claim not be successful, you won’t have to pay a penny in legal costs.
There are statutory time limits for raising a personal injury claim so contact The Compensation Experts today.
*conditions may apply
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. This service is 100% free.
We assess each claim on its merits with the information provide, which aids us determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury solicitors are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury solictor who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the solicitor.
Expert solicitors working for you
We specialise in helping victims of injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.