Sporting Injury Claims

Sports are a great way of keeping healthy and having fun, but they can often result in painful injuries. If an accident was caused by faulty equipment or inadequate facilities, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. This could make the recovery process easier, which could help get you back on your feet and ready to play again.

Sporting injuries account for up to two per cent of A&E visits in the UK, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre. However, many patients are not asked about the reason for their injury, so the real figure may be much higher.

The types of injuries you can sustain from sporting accidents can vary depending on the specific type of sport being played. Poorly-maintained equipment or facilities can cause injuries ranging in severity from a cut from slipping on an uneven surface to those caused by falls or broken equipment. Some of the most common include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Concussions
  • Torn ligaments
  • Sprains
  • Brain injuries
  • Bruising
  • Lacerations
  • Joint dislocations

Injuries do happen when playing sports, but if you suffered one as a result of the negligence of someone else or an organisation, you may be able to make a claim for compensation. This could be down to the fact you were using broken or unfit-for-purpose equipment, for example.

If you think you have a compensation claim for a sporting injury, you will have to prove that the incident was not your fault. In addition, you’ll have to show that the accident did not occur following a legal tackle during a combat sport, for example, when playing rugby or practicing martial arts.

The location of the accident does not have a bearing on whether you can make a claim, so it may be possible to proceed whether it happened at a leisure centre, a school, on private property or on land owned by the government or local authority.

To give you the best chance of success when making a claim for a sporting injury, make sure you collect as much information as possible about the incident. You should also ensure the accident is being recorded at the time in a logbook by a member of staff. Any photographs of the area where the accident occurred, as well as the names and contact details of any witnesses could also help.

A sporting accident could see you significantly injured, resulting in the need to take time off work and undergo medical treatment. These factors will be taken into consideration during the claims process to determine how much compensation you could be able to claim. Some of our previous cases could help you establish how much you may receive.

  • We helped a client receive £25,000 in compensation when he fell down a flight of stairs at a leisure centre, suffering a skull fracture.
  • Another of our clients suffered back and leg injuries during a bungy run accident. With our assistance, he obtained £5,000 in compensation.

Try our Compensation Calculator to see what your claim may be worth after a successful personal injury claim.

When you’re looking to make a claim following an accident at work, it is typically best to start the process as soon as possible. This way, you’ll be able to remember all the details of the incident, which could help to strengthen your case.

We know these types of incidents can affect your life years after happening, so we want to make it possible for you to obtain justice when you realise how seriously it has affected you. This is why it could still be possible to make a claim up to three years after your accident at work occurred.

When you’re looking for a solicitor to help you, we know you have a lot of choice. However, you’ll certainly be searching for a firm with the experience to take your claim forward, which we have in abundance. Our team of experts have secured hugely significant compensation sums for victims of accidents at work, so we’re confident in our ability to help you too.

We pride ourselves on the way we treat you as real person, rather than just another case. With us, you’ll receive a personalised and tailored service, unique to you as an individual. You’ll be assigned a case handler, who will help you to understand the entire process. We want you to feel as relaxed as possible throughout the process, which is why we ensure that one person manages the case from the very beginning.

Here at Hayward Baker, we understand the importance of communication, so you can be confident in the knowledge you won’t have to chase us for information. We’ll be in contact at every critical stage, making sure you’re fully updated about every element of your case as we know how important it is to you.

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If you’ve been involved in an accident or suffered an injury, you probably have many more questions than answers.  Contact Hayward Baker on 01329 227 986 or complete our On-Line Form today to discuss the potential for a Personal Injury Claim.

Suffered an injury in a sporting accident?

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