Many of us are aware of the risks involved in playing any sport, but sometimes accidents can happen that are not our fault. If you have had an accident while playing or watching sport, you could be entitled to compensation.
What type of Sport injuries can I claim for?
You can claim sport injury compensation if your accident was not your fault. This circumstance may have arisen from:
- Faulty equipment
- Malicious or reckless behaviour by another player
- Insufficient training or supervision
- Negligent medical treatment or advice
- The poor condition of the playing surface or viewing area
A sport injury accident claim cannot be made if your personal injury was caused by a trip or fall for no reason or you were injured during the acceptable ‘physical contact’ of the game.
It is often difficult to prove sports injury claims as there is always a chance you will get injured while taking part in sport. Because of this, statements from witnesses, such as other players and the match official, can be vital.
What should I do after my Sports Accident?
You would need to prove that another person was responsible for your personal injury, to help your case, you should report the sport accident to any staff around at the time.
Make a note of your accident in the accident book if possible, take names and addresses of witnesses to the accident and if possible take photographs of the area where the sport accident happened.
We know that it is vital to get rehabilitation in order to recover from a sports injury. That’s why we will support you through this process and ensure you receive the treatment you need.
If you need any further advice, contact us today on our free phone number
0800 0 328 328, complete an ‘Online Claim Form’, text HERO to 81400 or speak to a member of our team now on the ‘Instant Chat (Live Support)’ facility.