Anyone who plays sport, both on a professional and amateur level, knows there is always a potential risk of suffering an injury.
However if you have been involved in a sporting accident which was caused by the negligence and lack of safety from a third party, you could be entitled to compensation. YouClaim’s expert sports injury lawyers can help you take legal action against those responsible. Call today on 0800 10 757 95 or fill in an online enquiry form.
In contact sports such as rugby, boxing and martial arts among others, a high degree of discipline is required by players, coaches and officials to ensure everyone concerned to enjoy the activity without undue injury, although some are bound to occur.
Sports where potential offensive weapons are used, such as archery or pistol shooting, have inherent dangers requiring all those who take part will be aware but, again, club officials and supervisors have special responsibilities for the safety of all those using its premises and equipment.
Swimming, sailing and other water sports have their own perils associated with drowning and, again, although it is partly the responsibility of the person taking part in the sport to take care of their own well-being, an instructor, lifeguard or other supervisory adult may well be liable if an accident occurs through ignorance or neglect of safe practice, especially where a child is concerned.
If a professional coach or trainer is negligent or pushes a pupil beyond their capabilities, the teacher could be held accountable for the injuries suffered as a result.
This could be particularly important in the case of a young person who perhaps has not fully understood safety procedures or where a technique has been poorly taught, resulting in an unnecessary risk of harm.
Referees and umpires must exercise their best judgement and be aware of all possible situations where an unnecessary injury could occur otherwise they could find themselves liable.
Another instance of a possible call for an accident claim solicitor could be if an item being used in the correct manner by a sportsman or woman was to fail and result in injury. Manufacturers and suppliers of defective equipment then could be found liable under product liability law.
Spectators at a sports event may not be in quite the same category of risk of personal injury as those on the field of play but there is a duty of care obligation on owners and managers of stadiums, pitches and sports halls to ensure the safety of those attending a match.
Although sportsmanship and obedience to both the rules of a game and its officials are essential components of enjoying a sport, occasionally an individual can forget this aspect and become involved in deliberately inflicting a sports injury on an opponent. This situation can lead to a criminal prosecution, in which case, if the assailant is found guilty, his victim may be able to seek compensation for pain, suffering and loss of earnings caused by the action.
Most instances of someone suffering a sports injury are not the result of a deliberate or negligent action by another person but, if that is your situation, you may wish to consult an accident claim solicitor to see if there are grounds for claiming compensation from the person deemed responsible.
YouClaim can offer a nationwide service of experienced personal injury lawyers, able to advise and represent claimants on all types of sport injury claims on a no win, no fee basis.
For initial contact with a professional sport injury solicitor, you can speak to one of our helpful legal team by calling 0800 10 757 95 or use the claim form on this page to give us basic details of your sports injury problem and we'll get back to you.
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