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Playing contact sports can be dangerous and sports of all levels can lead to accidents and injuries, which is a risk anyone takes when participating in sport. But in cases where an injury occurs due to negligence, you may be eligible to claim compensation for a sports injury.

Our team of personal injury solicitors can advise on your case and guide you through the process of making a claim in relation to a sports-related injury. Here is a guide to understanding if you are able to make a claim and what steps we’ll take to help you gain compensation from a sports injury:

What are typical causes of sports injuries?

In order to make a claim for a sports related injury, you will need sufficient evidence to prove that a person or organisation who owed you a duty of care was negligent, that the incident occurred due to the negligence, and that you sustained a preventable injury as a result.

The organiser of the match or activity is responsible for ensuring attendees are as safe as possible, but if you suffer an injury due to carelessness on their behalf, you can be eligible to make a claim for compensation.

Examples of negligence can include: 

  • improper playing surfaces or badly maintained venues or stadiums
  • inadequate safety equipment or lack of training on how to use equipment safely
  • insufficient training or poor advice from a trainer or coach
  • assault by another participant or spectator

This list is not exhaustive, so if you have suffered an injury and you believe it was due to negligence, contact our team of expert personal injury solicitors who can advise on whether you could make a claim.

What evidence do you need in order to claim for a sports injury?

If you intend to claim compensation for a sports injury, you will need to build a case to prove evidence of negligence. The following can help support your claim:

  • An accident logbook from the event organiser or venue
  • Medical records of your injury
  • Witness statements
  • CCTV footage or any recordings of the accident
  • Photographs of your injury
  • Receipts for any costs related to your injury

Your dedicated personal injury solicitor can help you gather the necessary evidence to make a claim for a sports injury.

We can also advise you on how much you may be eligible to claim for, based on the level of negligence, the type of injury you sustained and related physiotherapy, costs, missed work and more.

Get in touch to discuss your sports injury with the North East’s leading team of personal injury solicitors.