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If you want to start a claim for sports injury Compensation then you should discuss your case with a specialist lawyer who deals with sports injury cases such as Tylers Solicitors. This will ensure that your compensation claim has the best chance of success, because Tylers Solicitors have the competence and professional expertise required to process a claim for sports injury sufferers.
If you want to proceed with your sports injury compensation claim then you should call Tylers Solicitors (freephone) on 0800 699 0079 who can then proceed to talk you through your sports injury compensation claim. Alternatively, if you are on your mobile phone, you can call 0333 577 0320, which is free to call with free minutes on your mobile phone. We are a No Win No Fee sports injury personal injury solicitors.
Sport forms a large part of everyday life for many people in the UK. Whether it’s cheering for your local football team, playing with friends, or simply running, cycling or swimming alone to keep fit and healthy, there can be no doubting the benefits it brings to millions worldwide. However, whilst it brings great pleasure to many, due to the physical nature of sport, there is also a certain level of risk involved.
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Over exertion can sometimes cause accidents, which in turn can result in quite serious injuries. The figures speak for themselves, it is believed that there are around 22 million sporting injuries in the UK every year, with 32% of them thought to be football-related and 13% rugby-related.
Suffering any kind of bodily injury can be depressing even at the worst of times, but if it was the fault of somebody else then it can lead to frustration and anger due to lost earnings and immobility. That’s why specialist personal injury solicitors like Tylers Solicitors are here to help. If you have received a sporting injury in the last three years that wasn’t your fault, you may be entitled to make a claim for compensation.
Pretty much any sport can be dangerous, but there is a selection of sports in which accidents and injuries are more commonly sustained. These include sports such as football, horse riding, cricket, rugby, boxing and hockey. Common injuries sustained playing these sports are broken and fractured bones, and serious neck, back and head injuries.
Broken and fractured bones occur when the body strikes or is struck by hard objects at high speed. With sports like football and rugby, which are far more physical in nature, broken bones and fractures occur more frequently where reckless tackling can cause players to fall heavily to the ground and injure themselves. This can also easily happen with horse riding if the rider falls from the horse, or in sports such as cricket and hockey, where players accidentally hit other players with their sports equipment, leading to injury.
A common head injury in sport is concussion, which can be caused by receiving a heavy blow to the head. Concussion is an extremely serious brain injury and can lead to future problems such as post-concussion syndrome, depression, and other problems effecting overall cognitive function. This is why brain injuries should not be taken lightly and why, if you suspect that you or somebody you know may have suffered one, you should seek medical attention immediately.
In addition to broken and fractured bones and head injuries, it is also possible to suffer neck and back injuries whilst playing sports. These injuries also have the potential to be very serious and carry the very real risk of permanent paralysis if the spinal cord is damaged or severed.
There are a number of things you should do after suffering a sporting injury. If the accident took place in a location such as a leisure centre, you should report the accident immediately to any members of staff present when it happened and seek immediate medical attention. If you do require medical attention, your injuries will be assessed and recorded in your medical records by your doctor. This can then be used as evidence when you come to make your claim.
Whilst you await medical treatment, you should also log the accident in the accident book and take photographs of the area where it happened. If you are incapacitated and unable to do so, you should try and get someone else to do it for you on your behalf. As well as this, you can also take the personal and contact details of any witnesses to the accident so that you can get in touch with them at a later date when you require their testimony.
In order to make a sports injury claim and be in with any chance of claiming sports injury compensation, the accident must have been the fault of someone else and you should be able to prove that someone else was to blame. Doing all these things will undoubtedly help in maximising both the likelihood of recovery and your chances of being awarded with compensation.
There are various factors which determine how much you could claim after suffering a sporting injury. One essential factor is timing as the deadline for making personal injury compensation claims in the United Kingdom currently stands at three years. So if you are thinking about making a claim then don’t leave it too long. Another essential factor is the overall extent of your injuries. If your injuries were towards the more severe end of the scale then you can expect to receive a much higher amount of compensation.
Personal injury compensation claims also depend completely on where the blame lies. As is the case with injuries and claim types of all kinds, this can be extremely difficult. Sporting injuries are no different in this regard. This is why having witnesses to the accident is so important as they can testify in your favour should the person who caused the injury disagree and refuse to be blamed.
The amount you are eligible to claim for a sporting injury very much depends on the specific type of injury you have sustained. Due to the vast range of different injuries it is difficult to determine certain amounts that are typically awarded as any combination. One case may involve a broken leg whereas another may involve a fractured arm combined with a concussion injury, whilst another may involve a combination of multiple injuries.
If you would like a better understanding of how much you may be entitled to claim then get in touch with Tylers Solicitors today and we can guide you through the process.
If you are awarded with sports injury compensation, the money can be used to help in various different ways. Along with the severity of your injuries, your overall financial losses form the basis of how much you could be entitled to claim. Compensation is designed to put you back in a financial situation that is identical to your financial situation before the accident occurred, plus any damages for the injury itself. This is only right because if the accident had never happened, you would never have had to spend the money to attain recovery, or lost any earnings due to not being fit enough to work.
One way you may have had to do this is if you have had to pay for your treatment privately instead of using the NHS. If you have had to travel to medical appointments, the money you have spent can also be claimed back. If you have been left paralysed, brain damaged or with some degree of residual disability as a result of your accident, the money can also be claimed back. Adaptions to your home to meet your new circumstances are also taken into consideration.
Keeping hold of all receipts, bus tickets and invoices is extremely important as it will help you to claim the money for the exact amounts detailed on them.
Compensation for the pain and suffering you have had to endure as a result of your accident is also considered.
At Tylers Solicitors, our expert injury lawyers have many years experience fighting for the victims of sporting injuries and will do all they can to ensure you get back to living a life where you are comfortable. We understand just how traumatic a sporting injury can be and will do all we can to get you the most compensation that you deserve.
Whatever injury you have suffered whilst playing sports, Tylers Solicitors professional team of personal injury solicitors have exactly what it takes to help you rebuild your life. Through our initial consultation, it won’t be necessary to provide any in depth details, documents or evidence. We will take you through the outline of legal proceedings and ask you a few questions that will allow us to assess your eligibility and estimate your compensation for you. If you decide to pursue your claim with us, we will guide you through every step of the way and keep you informed of any developments immediately should they arise throughout your claim by formal letters or telephone if necessary.
If you have suffered a sporting injury then you may be able to make a claim. Call Tylers today on (freephone): 0800 699 0079 to see if you can make a sporting injury claim today.