Sports Injuries


Compensation for your sports injury claim

No matter how careful you are, as a nation of sport lovers there is always a risk of sustaining an injury. A large proportion of sports injuries occur within the spirit of the game and are an accepted risk by the player. Therefore, a person agreeing to play sports is considered to have consented to this natural level of risk of injury.If the injury occurs that is not part of normal play, it may be possible to bring a sporting injury claim.

It is not only professional sports people that are entitled to claim compensation. Any semi-professional, amateur or recreational sports activity can bring about an entitlement.

Incidents that can bring about a claim are wide ranging.Some of these include:-

  • Reckless or dangerous conduct by players
  • Unsafe or badly maintained equipment and facilities
  • A dangerous defect present on a pitch, court, piece of equipment or sporting facility
  • Lack of proper supervision
  • Incorrect instructions by a trainer
  • A referee or umpire not fulfilling their duty of care, and putting players at unnecessary risk.

If you have experienced an accident amounting to a sporting injury in the last 3 years, then why not contact Andrew & Andrew Solicitors who have over 60 years of experience in handling sporting injury claims?

Our personal injury solicitors’ have a vast array of experience in dealing with such cases and can identify whether you are due compensation for the injury you sustained due to a breach of duty of care. Our professional, experienced team will listen to your evidence as to how the incident occurred; we will be able to advise you on your chances of success and point out how further evidence can be gathered to support your sports injury claim.

The type of injury can vary considerably and it should be remembered that you do not have to be a participant of sport to obtain a related injury. Many spectators are injured when attending sporting events; accidents such as being flattened on the touchlines, or unfortunately hit by a hockey puck. All sporting facilities in the UK must take out insurance in case anyone sustains an avoidable injury on their premises which may have been caused by their negligence.

Statistics

  • With the passing of the Olympics and Para Olympics, there has been a surge in grass roots sporting activities which has mirrored the achievements of Team GB.
  • A&E departments in England have seen a 14% rise in sports injuries in the last year
  • It was reported that between February 2011-2012 there was 388,500 sporting injuries treated; just over half of these were young men.
  • A trend in accidents report found that sports injuries peaked on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Evidence gathering in such cases is important. So if you have sustained an injury, it would be helpful to have photos of the location, photos of your injury, details of the event and names and addresses of any witnesses who would support and confirm the danger or excessive risk you were placed in. The same applies when injured as a spectator, so to clarify your claim why not call Andrew & Andrew Solicitors now?

Sports Injury Claims – On a no win, no fee basis

There is no need to be concerned about the costs of obtaining legal advice. By instructing a personal injury solicitor at Andrew & Andrew Solicitors Ltd you can choose to fund your claim on ‘No Win, No Fee’ basis; this means that when we take on your case there will be no financial risk to you. This ensures that you do not need to worry about your legal fees and you can focus on your recovery.

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Get free, initial, sports injury advice

If you have been injured by way of a sports injury within the last 3 years, as a result of negligence, then speak to Andrew & Andrew Solicitors and we will give you a free, no obligation, initial consultation and outline the structure of what you can claim.

We will be there to guide you. Our professional, friendly manner will put you at ease and during the free consultation; we will be able to confirm that you have a valid claim. Your information will help us give you an estimate of the compensation that you can pursue.

To find out more about your options, contact us for free today for your free, no obligation consultation. We are there to answer all of your questions using plain English and we will act in your best interest in all circumstances.

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