Sports Injury Compensation Claims
Playing sports should be fun, and should help you feel healthy. Unfortunately this isn’t always the case, and people do become injured whilst participating in a wide variety of sports. Of course, to some extent this is to be expected. Playing some sports can be dangerous, such as rugby for instance. But in cases where a player was injured because of an illegal tackle or move by another player a claim for accident compensation could well be a possibility.
The same is true is the accident or injury occurred because of a poorly maintained playing surface, or if equipment was damaged or defective in some way. If it can be clearly demonstrated that the playing surface or equipment fell below the standards which would be expected, and that they were the main cause of the injury then it is important to find out if a compensation claim is a possibility.
By their very nature sports injuries tend to be fairly serious, with torn ligaments, broken bones and damaged joints often resulting in extensive rehabilitation, forced time off work and other inconveniences. A compensation claim helps to provide the injured party with enough money to cover all expenses incurred, including medical expenses, carer costs, therapy sessions, and such like, as well as a sum of money which represents the temporary or permanent reduction in quality of life.
If you have been injured or had an accident whilst participating in any kind of sporting activity and you believe that a third party was responsible for the accident then call us today. We are a team of Manchester based specialists who have years of experience helping sports men and women claim the compensation they need and deserve.
Sporting Accidents & Compensation Claims
Whilst we tend to think of sports injuries as affecting adults, it’s also the case that children can be injured too. In fact children are more likely to be injured because they are more fragile, and tend to be more adventurous. If your child has been injured whilst playing sport, perhaps at school or at a club, and you believe that either the playing surface was poorly maintained, the equipment was defective or the supervision inadequate then call us today and we’ll be able to advise you on whether you can make a claim on your child’s behalf.
With more and more of us today joining gyms and leisure centres there’s a growing need for the owners of these sites to focus on safety. As the equipment becomes increasingly complex and the use of the equipment becomes more intense so too does the need to monitor and maintain the equipment and environment, as well as ensuring that sufficient training and supervision is available.
Accidents in sports centres and gyms can often involve heavy weights or equipment under tension, and the injuries can be severe. It can also be the case that injuries are sustained because inappropriate or incorrect instructions were provided by a trainer, or that a trainer or instructor pushed someone too hard, resulting in an accident or injury. In all these cases it is important to speak to us about making a sports injury compensation claim.
But you don’t even have to be playing sports or participating in a sporting activity to be injured. If you have been a spectator at a sport and been injured then you will also be likely to have a claim. From defective or broken seating to being struck by anything from a cricket ball to a motorcycle coming off the track, spectators can also make a sports accident claim for compensation.