Sports injuries - Compensation claims
In the ever-expanding age of social activities there is greater likelihood that
you could suffer a sports injury.
Sports Law has evolved considerably in the course of the last 30 years and in the
last 10 years, Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors have dealt with many compensation claims
- players against other players
- organisers of sporting events
- owners of sports grounds, and even
- match officials
Common sports that can cause injury:
- Horse Riding
The above list is merely an example as any sport can be dangerous.
Although the law has developed and does on occasions allow injured parties to bring
claims, difficulties still arise when pursuing a claim arising out of an injury
sustained while playing sport.
Common injuries caused by sports:
- head injuries
- Broken bones
- Soft tissue damage to muscles and ligaments
We have recently acted on behalf of a child who was playing in goal at a football
training session. During the game he made a sliding tackle to stop the ball and
slid across a goalpost anchor plate which had a protruding screw. This caused a
large laceration to his left leg just below the knee. He was taken to hospital where
the wound was cleaned, stitches were inserted and he was provided with a course
of antibiotics. He continued to suffer pain with the scar on his knee for a number
of weeks after the accident. Although he has made a good recovery he wears a knee
brace when playing football on Astroturf for training during the winter months.
Simpson Millar LLP Solicitors secured him in the region of £5,000 in compensation.
How to make a sports injury compensation claim:
To bring a successful sports injury claim you will need:
- direct witness evidence from other people involved in the game to prove negligence
of another player, an organisation or a referee. In many cases, solicitors only
receive instructions many months after an accident
Watching a sport is also dangerous and instances exist where spectators have brought
and can bring claims against primarily either the organisers of a sporting event
or the owners of a stadium.
If you have suffered a sports-related injury we advise you to instruct a solicitor
immediately to deal with your compensation claim rather than leaving it until its
too late. Call us now on freephone: 0808 129 3320 or complete our no-obligation
online enquiry form.
We are currently acting for a client who sustained an injury following a game of
football in a Sports Hall. Whilst playing in the position of goalkeeper he made
a sliding tackle to stop the ball and as he slid across the goalpost anchor plate
a protruding screw injured his left leg just below the knee. His injury was a large
flap wound which had to be cleaned and sutured at the local hospital. The injured
area caused pain and discomfort for a number of weeks and immediately post-accident
his domestic, social and sporting activities were affected. We are pursuing this
claim under the Occupier's Liability Act 1957.
Make a sports injury compensation enquiry
Contact our sports injury compensation team of solicitors now to discuss how we
can help you by completing our, no obligation,
online enquiry form and we will get in touch with you regarding your claim
We recently acted for a client who sustained a sports injury following a tripping
incident during a football match. He ran across the goal line and his right foot
became caught in the net which was loose on the goal line. The net had not been
correctly pegged back in place. He fell forward striking his knee on the post. He
was taken to Hospital and received pain relief. Since the accident he has had to
return to his GP on several occasions due to pain and discomfort. He is receiving physiotherapy and has had to change job roles in order to keep
working. We pursued a claim against the relevant Football Association who are responsible
for the referee who failed to ensure the pitch was safe before the start of the
game and the local authority for a failure to maintain and check the pitches before
the game . The case was listed for trial and settled. Our client received £6250
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