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Sports Personal Injury Compensation

Understanding Your Rights

Playing or watching sport is often a big part of people’s lives – whether to stay fit and socialise or purely to socialise and for the love of the game. An injury may mean you can no longer enjoy the sport, which is why sports accidents, whether on or off the playing ground, regularly have distressing consequences and why you may be eligible to make a sports injury compensation claim.

While all sports naturally come with a level of risk, especially contact sports like rugby, there are times when a sports injury arises because of an organisation’s or individual’s actions. For example, injuries may happen as a result of faulty equipment or poorly maintained playing ground for those playing sport or because of inadequate spectator areas for those watching sport.

If you’ve been injured whilst playing or watching sport and someone else is to blame, you may be entitled to claim for sports injury compensation. We will discuss the details of your accident and quickly decide whether you are able to make a claim – and if you are, we’ll support you at every stage of the process to ensure it is as stress-free and positive as possible for you.

Types Of Sports Accident Claims

Sports injury claims vary widely, depending on the severity of the personal injury suffered. It may be you broke your leg during a sports accident and will soon be able to play again, or you may have suffered a serious head injury and need long-term rehabilitation to recover – whatever the nature of your injury, we will help secure the compensation you deserve.

Common causes of sports accidents include:

  • Faulty equipment
  • Poor playing ground
  • Dangerous tackles
  • Unsafe spectator areas
  • Refereeing errors

How To Claim For Sports Injury Compensation

To successfully claim for compensation following a sports injury that wasn’t your fault, it’s necessary to prove an organisation or individual was responsible for your injury – and this is why our specialist personal injury lawyers are here to help.

We will advise you at every step and explain everything in detail to make the process as straightforward, stress-free and successful as possible. Your compensation should be for your pain as well as any medical costs, travel costs, loss of earnings and lifestyle changes since the accident, such as no longer being able to play or watch sports.

In our experience, claims made after the victim has reported the sports injury to staff or those in charge at the time as well as written down the details of witnesses, taken photos and made notes of relevant information, are easier to prove the accident was someone else’s fault. However, we can still help even if this wasn’t your experience as our specialist personal injury solicitors have the knowledge and skills to establish the cause and gather all the required evidence to support your case.

To discuss your sports injury with us and for free and impartial legal advice on whether you are eligible to make a claim, contact Bartletts Solicitors today on 0800 988 3674 or email advice@bartletts.co.uk