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Whenever you take part in a sporting activity, you understand there is always going to be a degree of risk involved due to the physical nature.

However, there are times when sports injuries occur, through no fault of your own, and depending upon the severity of the injury it could put you out of action for a long time or may even force you to give up the sport you love for good.

Although these sporting events do run a higher risk of injury, it does not necessarily mean that an injury is acceptable, especially if it becomes necessary to take time off work resulting in a loss of earnings or if it becomes painful to carry out regular day-to-day tasks due to said injury.  For more advice on whether you can make a claim talk to one of our team on 0800 310 2222.

There are some certain circumstances when a sports injury can occur that are down to the negligence of others. These types of accident would not be considered part of the normal, reasonable conduct that a player would consent to and could give rise to a valid compensation claim.

For example:

• A dangerous defect present on a pitch, court, equipment or other sporting facility
• If a referee or umpire did not fulfil their duty to make all reasonable efforts to prevent unnecessary risks
• Inadequate supervision or training where it would normally be required
• Incorrect instructions from a formal instructor or trainer
• Reckless or dangerous conduct by players
• Unsafe or poorly maintained equipment and facilities

How to make a sport related accident claim

It is often difficult to prove sports injury claims as there is always a chance you will get injured while taking part in sport. Therefore, statements from witnesses, such as other players and the match officials, can be vital to your claim. It is also advisable to gather photographs, relevant information and receipts to support your claim.

Despite sport injury claims not being as straightforward as some other injury claims in legal terms, the experience our solicitors have means we can fully assess your potential claim and go forward with an action on your behalf, in order to get you the settlement you deserve.