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 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 however where an injury occurs that is not your fault; you may be entitled to make a sports injury claim.
You can make a claim if your injury occurs as a result of negligence on somebody else’s part. 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 advisor at The Compensation Experts to make a sports injury compensation claim.
What is a Sports Injury Claim?
You may be entitled to make a sports injury compensation claim if you have been hurt in a way which could have been avoided.
Depending on how your injury occurred, a personal injury claim can be brought against an individual, a group or sporting body, or the organisers of a sporting event. An example of a successful sporting 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.
Types of Sports Injury Claims
When it comes to sport, it can be difficult to know what kind of injury a claim could be made for. Some types of sports injury claims we have been successful in include:
- injury due to illegal tackles/foul play
- injury due to a ski run that was not clearly marked
- injury due to improper coaching
- injury due to faulty/poorly maintained equipment
- injury due to dangerous behaviour from other players. For example, using hockey sticks illegally
- injury due to playing sport on uneven flooring, including velodrome tracks which can cause a cyclist to crash
- Being subject to dangerous conditions such as poorly built horse jumps
Am I Eligible to Make a Sports Injury Claim?
If you have been injured playing sports, in an accident that wasn’t your fault and could have been avoided, then you may be eligible to make a 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 sports injury claim is to speak with one of our expert advisors! 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 make a sports injury claim, you must make your claim within 3 years of the injury occurring/the date you were first aware it had occurred. Court proceedings must have begun within 3 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 claim.
Making a Compensation Claim for a Sporting Injury
Even if you are not sure whether you are eligible to claim compensation, contact The Compensation Experts. Our friendly advisors 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, the responsibility is yours to prove that not only were you injured but also that the other party was at fault. Your 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 not by chance, but 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 brain injury incurred in a tackle may take nine to 12 months, if not longer.
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, with no guarantee you will receive any compensation. 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 expert advisor will then be in touch to discuss the details of your case with you, and get things started!
Need some help?
Am I eligible?
If you have been harmed physically in the last 3 years, due to someone else’s negligence, the short answer is yes.
Exceptions to this are for instance industrial disease or if you were a child at the time of the accident you may have a longer period to claim.
How much could I claim?
As every injury is different, the amount of compensation paid out can differ case to case. Varying factors lead to the final figure include: extent of your injuries, earnings missed out on, future losses and more.
Our dedicated team of experts will give you an indication of how much you could potentially claim for.
How does the process work?
We understand that when making a claim it’s important to know what to expect and when to expect it. That’s why we make the process as transparent & clear as possible.
Your solicitor will gather all the evidence and will notify the negligent party that you wish to begin claim proceedings. With your solicitor negotiating on your behalf, you will be keep up to date every step of the way.
Why should you use us?
No Win No Fee
We assess all claims on a No Win No Fee basis, then we can determine how successful a claim is likely to be. However, if your claim is successful we will charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded and if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends then you may be liable to pay basic charges in addition to this. We assess each claim on its merits with the information you provide, which then helps us to determine its likely success rate.
Our dedicated panel are experts in securing compensation no matter the injury.
Our personal injury lawyers are committed to securing the best possible outcome for you while providing expert support every step of the way.
Personal Dedicated Solicitors
Each client is provided with their own Personal Injury lawyer who will work on the case from start to finish, being there every step of the way. The client will be provided with a direct phone number and direct email address of the lawyer.
Expert Sports Injury Solicitors Working for You
We specialise in helping victims of sports injury claim the compensation they deserve.
We work on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning if we don’t win your case you don’t pay! Once you make contact, our experienced team will work to recover the maximum compensation you are entitled to.
However, you should be aware that the panel of solicitors we work with may charge up to 25% of the total compensation awarded if your claim is successful. Further, if you terminate the agreement before your claim for damages ends you may also be liable to pay basic charges including (but not exclusively) disbursements, and barrister’s fees.
Whether you are ready to make a claim, or you would just like a free conversation with a legal professional, we have trained advisors on hand to give you all the information you need. Take the first step to getting what you deserve by filling in our quick contact form and we will call you back whenever suits you.