With unprecedented amounts of us participating in sports these days it is unsurprising that sports injury claims have risen proportionally.Where there is contact there can be injury and where there is injury, there is often a dispute about who caused the injury sustained.
If you have been injured whilst playing sports and believe the person was acting without due care then you may be within your rights to make a claim. In which case, you have come to the right place – we recover thousands in sports injury compensation every year.
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Fast facts for sports injuries
Research carried out by Barclays shows just how high the figures are for sports injuries:
- 22 Million sporting injuries are picked up per year
- Football is the number one sport for picking up injuries (32%) with rugby second (13%)
- 25% of people injured have been forced to quit the sport as a result
- 80% of injuries are pulled or strained muscles
- 1/5 females are likely to blame another female for their injury compared to 3/5 men.
- 5 days – average number of sick days per year taken as a result of a sporting injury
Football, rugby and claims
We’ve all watched the 7 Nations Rugby and if you haven’t then you can take it from us, the impacts and physical strain involved with this sport in general are phenomenal. Surprisingly though (maybe because rugby players are more robust and conditioned for contact sport), footballers have the highest rates of injury and are actually more likely to have time off work as a result.
Whether you have been hurt whilst working with horses, have suffered an injury at a competition or have had a road traffic accident whilst riding a horse; Russell Worth have a wealth of experience in this type of claim. We will get you compensation that reflects and incorporates the amount of pain, suffering and financial loss that you may have incurred as a result of your horse riding / equestrian accident.
Making a sports injury claims
Typically if an injury is sustained within the rules and spirit of the game then maybe this should be left as one of the risks of the game. However, often injuries can happen through someone else’s neglect or even intention and it is these injuries that you should put in a sports injury claim for. Why should you suffer for days / weeks / months or even years because somebody showed you neglect and acted outside their duty as a sporting participant?
Spectator injury claims
Sometimes it is not actually the people playing the sports that get injured but instead the event spectators. People responsible for the running of the grounds should ensure that standards are kept in good working order and meet health and safety standards set out by the authorities.
Walkways should be unobstructed and free to flow. Barriers and banisters should be safe, solid and well fixed so as not to cause an accident. Crowd areas and shelters should be well maintained, free from rubbish and trip hazards.
In order for us to be successful and get you the sports injury compensation you deserve, it is helpful to have as much supporting evidence as possible. The more information we have on the claim, the easier it is for us to expedite your claim through to success and get your compensation to you.
Here, we try to put things in perspective. Have you lost out financially or suffered and injury because of someone else? This page simply poses some points for you to think about.
What do Russell Worth do during your sports injury claim?
We are specialist sports injury solicitors. We will send you to see a medical expert, and where possible we will arrange treatment for your injuries. Our sports injury claim specialists will progress your case and keep you informed every step of the way.
We operate on a No Win No Fee basis, so that if you lose your claim, you pay nothing. We have been in the sports injury claim business for long enough now to know how to get the maximum compensation in the shortest amount of time possible.
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