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Sports Injury Claims

Accidents often occur when people play sports. Many will be no one’s fault. Most sportspeople will accept a certain degree of risk in their chosen activity. That said, sports injuries are occasionally caused by the recklessness or negligence of others. When that happens, the injured person could be entitled to recover compensation through a sports injury claim.

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What can result in a sports injury claim?

Sports injuries resulting in claims can occur in a variety of different situations, including:

During these activities, you  could suffer an avoidable injury in one of the following ways:

  • Referees or other officials failing to properly protect players
  • Incorrect advice given by coaches or trainers
  • Reckless or deliberate acts of other players, which break the rules
  • Inadequate risk assessments or health and safety procedures
  • Unsafe premises or grounds
  • Faulty or poorly maintained equipment

It is important to gather evidence in the form of video footage or witness statements to help prove what happened and who was to blame.

Types of sports injuries that can occur

Injuries suffered during sporting activities can range from relatively minor bruises to serious multiple fractures or brain injuries. Those injuries may result in you being unable to work, care for yourself or continue with the sport for a long period – or permanently in the most serious cases.

How can sports injury solicitors help?

Depending on the severity of the injury, your livelihood could be compromised. You could be a professional athlete or you might simply enjoy sports as a hobby or pastime. Either way, you might want to consider a sports or gym injury compensation claim if you experience a serious personal injury that wasn’t your fault.

Personal injuries sustained at the gym or while playing sports vary greatly. Many people recover from them in a short space of time with no lasting impacts. Alternatively, you or someone you know may have suffered a serious personal injury, such as a spinal or fatal injury.

Our sports injury solicitors can help you through the process of making a claim, whether that’s for football or gym injury compensation.

If you feel ready to get free, impartial advice about a sports injury claim, get in touch with us today.

Compensation in sports injury claims

As with other types of personal injury claims, damages can compensate the individual for their injuries (general damages) and financial losses (special damages).

Those financial losses could include:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Care and assistance
  • Treatment and rehabilitation
  • Travel expenses
  • Damaged clothing
  • Damaged sports equipment

This compensation can be claimed from the club, organisation or individual at fault, most of whom will have insurance in place to cover such incidents. The aim is to put the injured person back into the position they would have been in had the incident not occurred.

In sports injury claims, you may seek a higher level of general damages if your injuries prevent you from continuing with your sporting hobby or career.

You may also have a claim for loss of earnings as a sporting professional. If you had not yet reached a professional level but had the intention and potential to, you may wish to recover damages for the loss of opportunity to progress within that sport.

We can assist you in bringing a claim where an injury may have been complicated and aggravated by substandard medical treatment. This could involve the NHS or private facilities. Our specialist   solicitors are experienced in succeeding with these often-complex claims and are sensitive to your concerns.

Why choose Bolt Burdon Kemp for your sports injury claim?

Our sports injury claims solicitors can help you get the compensation you deserve. Here’s why you can rely on us:

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We can talk you through the various funding options for bringing a sports injury claim. The vast majority are funded by Conditional Fee Agreements (otherwise known as ‘no win no fee’), so there is minimal financial risk to you.

For free legal advice following sports injuries, please contact one of Bolt Burdon Kemp’s expert solicitors by contacting us online.


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