Sports are supposed to be an enjoyable pass time however this can be ruined by a serious injury particularly where the injury has been caused by negligence. Whilst some injuries are unavoidable, especially in contact sports, participants have a duty of care to ensure that they do not prejudice the health and safety of other participants. Whilst most sport injuries are as a result of contact between participants, injuries can also be caused by the use of defective equipment as well as by or to spectators.
Make a Claim for a Sports Injury
If you have suffered an injury whilst playing sport then you could be entitled to make a compensation claim which you should explore with the assistance of a personal injury claims Sheffield solicitor** who will be able to identify whether you have a claim and who will also be able to give you an indication of the likely level of compensation. This is important because even though the compensation will not undo the harm caused by the injury it can go a long way towards assisting with the recovery and also ensuring that these accidents do not happen again.
Sports Injury Compensation
The amount of compensation that is likely to be paid out will depend on the seriousness of the injury, the longer term implications, the degree of negligence, government guidelines and the amount that has been awarded in previously decided cases. Compensation is not limited to a payment for pain and suffering, it can also include an award for psychological injuries and consequential loss such as medical bills, travel expenses and loss of income.
The compensation will be paid out by the negligent party, or more likely, the negligent party’s insurance company, for example, under an employer’s liability insurance policy and in most cases it will be a legal requirement to have such insurance in place.
There are certain steps that you should take to ensure that you can make a successful claim which is way you should use the assistance of a personal injury claims Sheffield solicitor** and you must ensure that you bring your claim within three years of the date of the accident otherwise you will be barred from doing so under the Limitation Act 1980.
Contact our Specialist Sports Injury Lawyers Sheffield
If you have been injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault, our injury lawyers can help you claim compensation through our No Win, No Fee* offering.
Call our Accident solicitors** on 01142 245 242 Alternatively, you can contact us online to find out more.