As you might expect, sports injury claims are common. Whether your chosen sport involves a ball, a puck, fast cars on a track or padded gloves in a ring, over the course of your affiliation with the game, there is a chance that you will become injured in one way or another. The major concern for most people when deciding whether to begin a claim for personal injury compensation following a sporting accident is the concern that revolves around who will be liable to pay.
If, for example, you have been injured in a sporting injury at a small local venue, used and loved by many patrons, you may worry that your actions could put the firm out of business. This is a normal concern (visit personalinjury.com for more answers). However, what’s important to remember is that the funding for any claim for personal injury compensation following a sporting injury is taken from the guilty party’s insurance (this means that you don’t need to fear a situation in which you will be directly responsible for the owner of a sporting facility being bankrupted in paying your compensation).
What to do when you have been injured playing sports
Most people do not want all eyes to be on them. We all shy away from unwanted attention - unexpectedly being put under the spotlight in the centre of the stage is no-one’s idea of fun. That’s why one of the failures among sports people in the early stages of their injury is to recognise they have been injured and take the appropriate precautions in stopping playing and receiving treatment. However, if you are playing a team sport, this means that you have many useful witnesses to your claim, who can all attest to the very real nature of your injury when asked. They cannot, however, comment on an injury that they did not believe to have had any real impact (getting up and running around despite a fractured elbow, for example, doesn’t look like you have been injured at all).
Speak to your personal injury compensation solicitor about gathering evidence in support of your non-fault sporting injury. Tips include seeking out CCTV footage and making a note of any unusual circumstances that could have contributed towards your injury (for example, this could include unexpected items blocking your path on the field of play, weather conditions, and a lack of proper signage).