You may have chosen to participate in sport, but it’s unlikely you chose to get injured
We all know exercise and sport are good for our health, reducing the risk of health complications both now and in later life. It’s often the motivation for taking part in a sporting activity.
However, sometimes, sports can lead to injuries - and even ongoing health problems. Sport related injuries might seem like part of the risk we take when choosing to take part, this includes when you've been injured as a result of using sports equipment which was faulty.
Can I make a sports injury claim?
It might be difficult to understand who was at fault for your sports injury, but if your injury was at least partially somebody else’s fault, you could have an sports injury compensation claim.
To be eligible for sports injury compensation, the accident needs to have happened within the last three years, or, if you were under 18 at the time, you have three years from the date of your 18th birthday to make a compensation claim.
The best way to be sure if you can claim for compensation is to give us a call for free on. There’s no obligation to claim when you call us; we can provide confidential advice based on your experience.
Were you injured as a spectator?
We are sometimes contacted by people who were injured watching a sports event. This can happen for a range of reasons. There might have been poor lighting at the venue which led to you falling, the seating may have been inadequate or unsafe, or there may have been poor crowd control leading to overcrowding.
Whatever the cause of your injury, if it was somebody else’s fault then you may be able to make a compensation claim.
We can help you work out for sure whether you have a claim by speaking to you on a free, no obligation call. You can contact us onor complete your details below and we’ll give you a call.
Making a sports injury claim
With our UK wide network of experienced solicitors and our own years’ experience, we’ll help you towards the compensation you deserve.
When you contact us, we’ll listen to your experience and ask for information about your injury.
If we think you have a valid claim, we can transfer you to a specialist solicitor who will have experience dealing with your type of claim.
They’ll then discuss your experience in more detail and advise you on the next steps.
Your solicitor will contact the other party involved to notify them of your claim and negotiate on your behalf. They’ll also be on hand throughout the process to answer any questions you might have.
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Why make a sports injury claim?
If you’ve suffered an injury through no fault of your own, you deserve to be compensated.
Your sports injury may have meant you had to take time off work, leading to a loss of earnings. Depending on the severity of your injury, this might end up causing you financial hardship.
It might be that your injury meant you needed to be seen by an injury specialist such as a private physiotherapist or sports masseur. If you’ve had to pay out for these treatments, or any others, you may be able to seek compensation to cover these costs.
Why make a spectator sports injury claim?
As well as gaining compensation that puts you back in the position you would've been in had the accident never happened, by making a spectator sports injury claim you may draw attention to an unsafe practice or piece of equipment. This could lead to safety measures being put in place at a sporting venue, preventing somebody else from experiencing what you have gone through. These measures could be new seating, better lighting or improvements to crowd control.
You have nothing to lose by checking if you have a spectator sports injury claim.
When you call us, you’re under no obligation to claim, and we'll only pass on your details with your permission. Our advice is free and confidential, and if you do have a claim, we’ll find the right solicitor for you.