Sports Injury Claims
We specialise in helping those injured during sport make compensation claims. Whether due to faulty sports equipment, or dangerous behaviour from other players, we can help you claim the sports injury compensation you deserve.
Sports Injury Compensation
Sport is something people do for a variety of reasons; from fun to fitness to a sense of challenge. It is, however, also a common cause of injury. Most people participate with the knowledge of the risk involved, and take adequate steps to prevent injury to themselves or other participants. There are instances, though, where an injury occurs that is not your fault; you may be entitled to make a sport injury claim.
What is Negligence in Sport?
You can make a sport injury claim, if your injury occurs as a result of negligence on somebody else’s part, and the accident was not your fault. For example, if a tournament was poorly organised, equipment was not maintained, or proper safety training was not given. Responsibility can then be attributed to another party.
If you have been injured in a sporting accident, speak to an agent at The Compensation Experts, to make your sports injury compensation claim.
What are Sport Injury Claims?
You may be entitled to make a sports injury compensation claim, if you have been hurt in a way which could have been avoided, whether during recreational or competitive play. Depending on how your sporting injury occurred, a personal injury claim can be brought against an individual, a group or sporting body, or the organisers of a sporting event.
Statutory Law Sporting Example
An example of a successful sport injury claim featured a professional rugby player who suffered broken vertebrae during a tackle, for which the perpetrator was sent off for foul play. The successful claim was made against the opposing player’s club, and included compensation for loss of future earnings playing rugby.
It is possible for organisations to have sports injury insurance in place, to cover loss of earnings claimed by the accidentally injured party. So, if you’ve been impacted, don’t feel guilty about making a claim.
Types of Sports Injury Claims
It can be difficult to know what kind of sport injury claim you could make for each accident. Some of our successful sports injury claims include:
- Injury due to illegal tackles/foul play, including concussion.
- Accidents suffered during participation of winter sports. For instance, a ski run that was not clearly marked.
- Illness or injury suffered in the sun, while playing summer sports.
- Injury due to improper coaching, such as poor technique that results in repetitive strain injuries.
- Injury due to faulty/poorly maintained equipment or uneven flooring.
- Being subject to a dangerous environment, such as poor horse-riding
Sports injury compensation claim range
As with any accident, your sports injury compensation value depends on the severity and how big of an impact it’s had on your life – both physically and psychologically; claims made for psychological injury can come to as much as £50,000.
The rate of compensation for sports injury claims also depends on the area of the body that is affected:
- Head injury: Compensation for head injuries can range, depending on severity and whether there is brain damage. Moderate head injury compensation is roughly £36,000-186,000. However, if a family member is unresponsive or in a vegetative state, there is no upper compensation limit.
- Upper body injury: Minor upper body injuries can give compensation of up to £10,000.
- Back injury: Back sports injury claims can rise to as high as £137,000, depending on the severity of spinal damage.
- Arm injury: For a moderate arm injury, you can expect compensation in the region of £16,000-33,000. For severe injuries, though, this can rise drastically.
- Lower body injury: Minor lower body injuries can give compensation of up to £25,000.
For all sports injury claims, your compensation figure will take pain and suffering, loss of earnings, and future losses into account. If an organisation, individual, or team has sport injury insurance in place, they’ll likely be covered by their provider.
Am I Eligible to Make a Sports Injury Claim?
If you have been injured playing sports, in an accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be eligible to make a sport injury claim. Every case is different, and, because all sport carries a certain level of injury risk, it can be difficult to determine fault.
The easiest way to check whether you are eligible to make a sport injury claim is to speak with one of our expert agents. They will be able to discuss the details of your case with you, and determine whether your sports injury compensation claim is likely to be successful.
What is the Time Limit to Make a Sports Injury Claim?
In order to be eligible for compensation, you must make your sport injury claim within three years of the injury occurring/the date you were first aware it had occurred. Court proceedings must have begun within three years of this date. Extenuating circumstances may be given, to extend the time limit in complicated cases, or if you are unfit to make a sport injury claim.
Making a Compensation Claim for a Sporting Injury
Even if you are not sure whether you are eligible to claim sports injury compensation, contact The Compensation Experts. Our friendly agents will talk to you in detail about the circumstances surrounding your accident, and find out how it has impacted your life. If we feel you are entitled to claim sports injury compensation, we will match you with a personal injury lawyer who has the knowledge and specialist experience you need.
As the claimant, you are responsible for proving that not only were you injured but that the other party was at fault. Your sports injury claims lawyer will guide you through this process, including contacting independent medical and sporting experts who will be able to help show that you were injured as a direct result of someone else’s negligence.
While it is not possible to determine exactly how long your claim will take to resolve, we can give an indication based on the nature of your injuries. For example, claiming compensation for a fractured ankle from a poorly maintained pitch may only take four to six months to process. A more complex injury, on the other hand, may take longer. For example, a claim process for a brain injury incurred in a tackle may take 9-12 months, if not longer, to conclude.
The Compensation Experts offer a No Win No Fee* plan (*Conditions may apply. Please see details at the bottom of the page), to take away the risk associated with paying upfront legal costs. It means that, should your claim not be successful, you won’t have to pay a penny in legal costs.
There are statutory time limits for raising a personal injury claim, so contact The Compensation Experts today.
Starting Your Sports Injury Claim
To start your sports injury compensation claim, complete and submit our claim form. An agent will then be in touch to discuss the details of your case with you, and get things started!
*conditions may apply.
Am I eligible?
If you have suffered a sporting injury in the last three years, due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for sports injury compensation.
If you were a child at the time of the accident, however, you may have longer than three years to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every sporting injury is different, the compensation paid out can vary between cases. Contributing factors include the extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, and estimated future losses.
Our dedicated team of sport injury compensation experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
When making a sport injury claim, it’s important that you know what to expect from the process. That’s why our solicitors always make your claim as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence before notifying the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. Negotiating on your behalf, your sport injury claims solicitor will keep you up to date every step of the way.