Sports Injury Compensation Claims
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.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.
What Are The Most Common Sports Injuries?
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.
Can I Claim for Head Injuries, Like Concussion?
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.
How Can Tylers Help Me To Make Abuse Claims for Compensation?
Our initial discussion will take place with a phone call to give you a brief introduction of how we can handle your claim and an overview of the legal process. At this point we wont expect you to go into any detail, all we need to do is ask a few simple questions which will allow us to give you a realistic indication of what you may achieve and a realistic outcome. Every claim is different but our process is generally the same in compensation claims. On some occasions, Abuse claims can at the beginning require additional steps we need to take, but this is so we can conduct a thorough and watertight file of evidence for your case. This may require disclosing as many details as you possibly can to support you case if it is able to proceed based on your evidence.
What Factors Determine How Much I Could Claim For a Sports Injury?
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.
Sports Injury Compensation Amounts
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. Alternatively, to see just how much you could be entitled to, view our sports injury compensation calculator below!
Minor Sports Injury Compensation Amounts
Minor sports injuries are injuries from which you will make a full recovery. However, in the short term, they can cause a range of serious issues, including limiting mobility and preventing you from working or socialising.
£730 to £11,650
Moderate Sports Injury Compensation Amounts
Moderate sports injuries can be fairly serious. You will normally make a full recovery within a few months – however, during that time, these injuries can cause a range of issues. For example, they can prevent you from being able to walk, work or look after yourself.
£16,800 to £34,000
Serious Sports Injury Compensation Amounts
In some instances, it is possible to suffer extremely serious sports injuries, either due to negligence or faulty equipment. Serious sports injuries can involve broken limbs, head injuries and even permanent injuries which can cause long-term chronic pain and immobility.
£34,000 to £275,000.
Paraplegia Sports Injury Compensation Amounts
For the most serious sports injuries, it is possible that you can be left with serious physical conditions. Although it is rare, sports injuries can lead to conditions like paraplegia, meaning you lose feeling and movement in your limbs.
£74,475 to £216,000

Frequently Asked Questions

What Should I Do After Suffering a Sporting Injury?

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.

How Can I Spend My Sports Injury Compensation?

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.

Why Choose Tylers Solicitors to Start My Sports Injury Compensation Claim?

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.

What Information Will I Be Expected to Give About My Sport Injury?

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.

Need more information? Don’t worry, our expert claims solicitors will advise you along the way

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We Accept Nationwide Sports Injury Compensation Claims

So, if you’ve been the victim of a sports injury that wasn’t your fault, and you want to claim compensation, get in touch with the Tylers team today. You can reach our experienced team today by calling us directly on 0800 699 0079. If you prefer, you can also send any questions or concerns through our simple online contact form, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

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