Sport injury claim
You may quite frequently trust others with your safety whilst participating in sports, whether that’s at the gym, an exercise class, as part of a team or even the people you compete against. If you have sustained an injury and you feel as though somebody you trusted with your safety has let you down, such as a gym instructor, team coach; or it was caused by faulty equipment or an unsafe playing surface then you may be entitled to claim compensation for your injuries, potential loss of earnings and other consequential losses.
Shires Law has professional, sport injury solicitors at hand to help you place a formal claim and support you throughout the process. We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, you will not be out of pocket whether you win or lose.
Many injuries are caused by somebody else failing to provide you with a safe environment, common examples include:
- Faulty/unmaintained equipment at your local gym
- Unqualified trainers
- A violent/malicious competitor
- Inadequate warm up routines
- A trainer pushing a sportsman too hard
Injuries sustained during sporting activities can take on many forms, some of which are:
- Fractures and breaks
- Muscle/ligament damage
HOW MUCH COULD YOU CLAIM?
Sport injury claims can be rewarded with a variety of compensation amounts largely dependent on the severity of the injury you have suffered. An example of a typical payout for a simple Colles fracture would be in the region of £4,000 and a more serious injury, such as one resulting in paraplegia could be anywhere between £210,000 and £265,000. If you would like a more accurate assessment of your particular injury then our sports injury solicitors are on hand to help.
LENGTH OF CLAIM
The length of proceedings is again very much dependent on the injury although our sport injury solicitors make it their priority to settle claims as quickly as possible. As a general rule, less severe injuries can be settled within a few months when the other party admits liability quickly. When liability is disputed it can result in court action and a longer claim. More serious injuries often warrant the use of extensive medical evidence and as such can take longer to settle.
HOW DO YOU MAKE A CLAIM?
To start your sport injury claim begin by calling us on 0800 285 266 or via our Live Chat facility.
WHAT YOU CAN DO TO HELP YOUR CLAIM
- It is of the utmost importance that you seek medical attention as soon as possible to gain a professional prognosis of your injuries
- Report your accident to the relevant officials or staff
- Note down the contact details of any witnesses to the event
- Where the injury has been caused by faulty equipment or a dangerous playing surface then pictures would be a valuable addition to your case
If physiotherapy or rehabilitation is required due to your sporting accident, we can provide you with an Immediate Needs Assessment and make sure you receive the required rehabilitation quickly and on a private basis.