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.