Sport Injury Compensation Claims

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.

Who’s responsible for accidents in sports?


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.

Officials and referees

Referees and umpires must exercise their best judgment and be aware of all possible situations where an unnecessary injury could occur otherwise they could find themselves liable.


In a public setting, such as a leisure centre, activity hall or gym, where sporting or leisure activities have taken place, the management is responsible for ensuring the activity is safe and compliant with relevant rules.  


If an accident has been caused by an unsafe, broken or defective product, the manufacturer of the sporting equipment is most likely liable for any injuries sustained. Manufacturers and suppliers of defective equipment could be found liable under product liability law.

Common injuries and sports

Football, rugby, softball etc; contact sports which require varying degrees of physical interaction which often result in injury.

Ice skating, skiing, ice hockey etc; such sports require varying degrees of contact, but harsh surfaces, fast speeds and sharp blades can cause significant injuries.

Parks, outdoor activities, arenas; skate parks, bike grounds and open parks often contain visitors and athletes which could lead to accidents.

Fighting, wrestling, boxing etc; what is obviously a violent sport might have hidden dangers causing injuries to staff and spectators through unsafe seating, staging and backstage areas etc.

Exercise classes, fitness groups, gym sessions; from yoga to treadmill sessions, you may injure yourself in the most unlikely of activities if you weren’t trained or inducted properly, or were provided with unsafe equipment.

Injured as a spectator

Injuries to spectators might be less common than accidents for those who are playing, but they’re not all together unheard of. 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, game or training exercise.

Whether accidental, or as a direct result of negligence or assault, it’s important to seek damages for injuries sustained either as a spectator or participant of sport. Speak to YouClaim today, on 0800 10 757 95 and we’ll be happy to discuss your situation in greater depth.

Sport injury solicitors

YouClaim can offer a nationwide service of experienced personal injury lawyers, able to advise and represent claimants on all types of sport injury claims.

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 and we’ll be in touch to discuss your case in greater detail.

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