Sports Injury Claims
Most people take part in sports such as football, rugby, hockey, netball and a variety of others in order to keep fit, have fun and socialise with friends. There is always some risk in playing sport. Because of the physical and competitive nature of sport, sometimes accidents do happen and no one is to blame. However, there are occasions when someone else is to blame for your injuries, be it the organisers or another competitor, and you may be eligible to make a claim for compensation.
If you have been injured in a sporting accident, it can be extremely distressing, and in more serious cases, result in a loss of earnings, medical costs, as well as a reduction in your quality of life. It can also leave you unable to take part in strenuous physical exercise, meaning that you are forced to give up the sport you love.
At Freeclaim Solicitors we can help you to claim the compensation you deserve. We will help you to recover money lost due to the injury, as well as to pay for the best medical care to get you back doing the sport you enjoy.
Call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 612 7340 to discuss your sports injury claim or contact our personal injury solicitors online for advice and guidance.
We operate on a no win, no fee basis to ensure that there is no financial risk to you and that your claim process is stress-free and as simple as possible.
Making A Sports Injury Claim
As risk is always a part of playing sport, it’s important to establish whether you can make a claim and Freeclaim Solicitors will always be honest with you with regards your chances of success.
To make a claim, your injury must be a result of someone else’s negligence. This could be due to issues such as unsafe equipment or poorly maintained pitches. In contact sports such as football or rugby, it is also possible to claim compensation for injuries resulting from illegal tackles, since players have a duty of care towards their fellow competitors to obey the rules of the game and play fairly and ethically.
Throughout the claims process, our specialist solicitors will be sensitive to your needs and will treat you with respect and understanding. The amount of compensation you are eligible for can depend on a variety of factors arising from your injury such as pain incurred, loss of earnings, treatment costs, care costs and other expenses. This can vary depending upon the type and severity of your injury and our solicitors will be clear and upfront with you about the amount you might expect to be awarded.
We will fight on your behalf to make sure you are awarded the maximum compensation you deserve in order to put you on the road to recovery and get you competing again.
Common Sports Injury Claims
Our experienced team of solicitors have assisted clients who have suffered a variety of sports injuries as a result of accidents including:
- Injuries caused by faulty equipment
- Injuries resulting from poorly maintained sports surfaces
- Illegal tackles causing injury
- Martial arts injuries
- Horse riding accidents
- Skiing accidents
- Football and rugby accidents
- Unsafe adventure courses
- Motorsports accidents
- Spectator accidents if the viewing area was unsafe
Where your sports injury occurred does not matter and you may be able to make a claim regardless of whether your injury happened:
- At school, college or university
- At work (even as a member of the Armed Forces)
- On private property
- On public property
- On council-owned property
The law relating to sports accidents is complex and not everyone who is injured will be eligible to make a claim. Freeclaim Solicitors will be able to give you free, no obligation, confidential advice to establish whether or not you are able to claim.
How We Can Help After a Sports Injury
At Freeclaim Solicitors, our expert sports injury solicitors have more than 30 years’ experience and a strong track record of successfully fighting for the victims of sporting accidents. We’re recommended by the Legal 500, giving you assurance that we have the expert legal knowledge required to handle a complex sports injury case.
When you first contact us, we will offer you free and impartial advice on making a claim. If you do decide to go ahead with your claim, our specialist solicitors will be with you every step of the way to keep the process as simple and stress free for you as possible.
If you have been injured in a sporting accident, call our 24-hour helpline on 0800 612 7340 to speak to one of our specialist sports injury solicitors, or fill in our online sports injury enquiry form and we’ll call you back to discuss your claim.