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Taking part in sport doesn't mean the accident was your fault

Taking part in any kind of sport carries the risk of injury, whether through your own technique, a genuine accident or because of somebody else's negligence.

It's easy to feel that because you chose to take part in the activity then you've accepted the risks and don't deserve compensation, but that's just not true.

For example, if you were exercising in the gym and a piece of equipment you were using malfunctioned or broke and caused you injury, then your accident was caused because of somebody else's negligence, and was not something you chose to happen. You may also have been injured while playing sport due to a lack of safety gear or because of dangerous ground conditions.

If you're unsure whether you might have a claim for your sporting injury, then please contact us today for free on  to discuss your accident. All calls are confidential and advisory, so you don't need to worry about being pressured to start a claim.

Spectating a sport should come with very little risk, however occasionally we speak to people who have suffered an injury as a spectator.

Being injured as a spectator can happen because of a variety of reasons. For example:

  • The venue you were in may have been poorly maintained and not fit for the sport or audience
  • The event may have been overcrowded and lacked correct crowd control
  • The venue may have not been lit very well which caused you to fall

Or, quite simply, the correct safety measures were not put in place to keep you safe from harm.

Either way, if you've experienced an injury because of somebody else's negligence within the last three years, we may be able to make you claim compensation for the impact that accident has had on your life.


You may have suffered an injury because of playing a contact sport. In most cases, it's unlikely that we're able to help you make a claim due to the nature of the sport.

However, if you suffered an injury during a contact sport because of an equipment malfunction or because of incorrect safety equipment provided to you, then we may be able to help. We recommend calling us for a quick, no obligation chat about your accident on .


The simplest way to find out if you can make a sport injury claim is to contact us. You can do this by giving us a call for free on  or letting us call you back by entering your details here. We recommend contacting us because:

  • All calls to and from us are free
  • Any chat with us is confidential
  • Our service is advisory - so you're never under any pressure to make a claim
  • We can give you tailored advice on your experience
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If you've suffered an injury through no fault of your own, you deserve to be compensated.

Your sports injury may have meant that you've had to take time off work, leading to loss of earnings. Depending on the severity of your injury, this might end up causing you financial hardship. You may also have become more dependent on those around you to get to work, to get around your house or for emotional support. All of this can be compensated.

Your injury might also have resulted in you seeing an injury specialist such as a private physiotherapist, counsellor or a sports masseur. If you've had to pay for treatment because of your sports accident, you may be able to seek compensation to cover these costs.

You can find out how much you might be able to claim today using our industry-leading compensation calculator.