When you play sport, you do open yourself up to the risk of injury, especially in contact sports. You could be injured by using improper technique, a genuine accident, or because of somebody else’s negligence.
If you’re injured on the pitch or court, you might believe you acknowledged the risks by taking part. However, when negligence is at play, this couldn’t be further from the truth.
For example, if you were exercising in the gym and a machine malfunctioned or broke and caused you injury, then your accident was caused by another’s negligence – this was not within your control.
Injuries also occur during sport due to a lack of safety equipment or because of dangerous ground conditions.
If you’re unsure whether you might have a claim for your sporting injury, then please contact us today for free on 1800 106 107 and we can determine if you have a claim. All calls are confidential. We can just give you advice – there’s no obligation to start a claim.
Injuries as a spectator
Watching sports should be a low, or no-risk activity. Even so, we speak to people who have suffered an injury as a spectator.
Being injured as a spectator can happen because of a variety of reasons. For example:
- The venue you were in may have been poorly maintained and not fit for the sport or audience
- The event may have been overcrowded and had no crowd control or first aid stations
- The venue may have not been too dark which caused you to fall
- Safety measures were incomplete or not installed
Either way, if you’ve experienced an injury because of somebody else’s negligence we may be able help you make a claim. Injury caused by a contact sport
You may have suffered an injury playing a contact sport. In most cases, it’s unlikely that we’re able to help you make a claim due to the nature of the sport.
However, if you suffered an injury during a contact sport because of an equipment malfunction or a lack of safety equipment, we may be able to help. We recommend calling us for a quick, no obligation chat about your accident on 1800 106 107. All calls are confidential.
Can I make a sport injury claim?
The easiest way to find out if you can make a sport injury claim is to contact us. You can do this by giving us a call for free on 1800 106 107. Or we can call you back. Just use our online form.
At Lawyers Direct Injury Specialists:
- All calls to and from us are free
- All discussions are confidential
- Our service is advisory – so you’re never under any pressure to make a claim
- We can give you tailored advice on your experience
- If you wish, we can pass you on to a dedicated lawyer to take your case.
Why make a sports injury claim?
If you’ve suffered an injury through no fault of your own, you deserve compensation.
Your sports injury may have meant that you’ve had to take time off work, with reduced or no pay. Depending on how much time is required for recovery, this could cause financial hardship. You may also have become more dependent on those around you to get to work, to get around your house, or for emotional support.
Your injury might also have resulted in you seeing an injury specialist such as a private physiotherapist, counsellor, or a sports medicine specialist.
You can gain compensation to cover these physical and emotional costs.
Call us on 1800 106 107 to find out more about our guarantee.