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What Negligence in Sport can I claim for? 

What Negligence in Sport can I claim for? 

What Negligence in Sport can I claim for? 

Sometimes, it is not clear cut as to whether you have the right to make a claim for suffering a sports injury. We have expertise in advising on such cases.

The following are examples of what may lead to a potential sports injury claim:

  • A failure by referees or coaches to stop dangerous play from occurring.
  • Being assaulted by another player.
  • A dangerous fault on a court, pitch or other sporting facility.
  • Poorly maintained facilities or equipment.
  • Poorly designed and inadequately positioned perimeter fencing.
  • A lack of proper supervision or training.
  • Acting beyond the laws of the game and carrying out reckless tackles.

Common injuries from playing sports

We have expertise in handling claims on behalf of sportsmen and women who have suffered the following injuries:

  • concussion
  • head and brain injuries
  • spine and back injuries
  • broken/fractured bones
  • ligament and tendon tears
  • bruising and lacerations

Helpful evidence

In any sports related injury claim, it would be beneficial if the following evidence were obtained:

  • witness statements from fellow players and spectators
  • photographic proof of your injuries and any defective sporting equipment or pitches
  • camera footage of the event
  • medical evidence of your injuries

Types of sports that lead to potential claims

  • football
  • rugby
  • PE lessons at school
  • exercise classes
  • weight training
  • horse riding
  • trampolining

Sports and leisure pursuits

Playing sports and pursuing leisure activities should be enjoyable but can be inherently dangerous. This applies to both participants and spectators. Whilst performing sports and leisure pursuits is generally deemed to be positive for your health, there are obviously some sports and activities that put you at risk of injury. 

Clearly, one of the most serious injuries that takes place when playing sport is concussion and head injury. In this regard, you should be aware of the following symptoms:

  • headache
  • blurred vision
  • blacking out
  • dizziness

If you develop any of these symptoms, you should contact a medical expert immediately.
Concussion can develop from playing various sports including:

  • cricket
  • football
  • rugby union
  • martial arts

Why should I choose Edwards Duthie Shamash?

We handle matters on a No Win, No Fee basis and have many years of experience in handling sports and leisure pursuits claims. Speak to one of our expert sports and leisure pursuits solicitors for a free initial assessment.

Time limits for making a claim

You have three years from the date of the accident in which to pursue a claim. Therefore, please do not delay in contacting our sports and leisure pursuits solicitors by calling 020 8514 9035 or emailing bw@edslaw.co.uk.

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