Anybody who participates in physical sports accepts that there is a risk of injury, and is considered to have consented to that element of risk. However, there are occasions when unnatural injuries occur due to negligence, and in these instances you are entitled to make a sports injury compensation claim.
Sports injury compensation could be claimed if equipment you had been given to use was faulty or if you had not been trained in how to use it safely. You may also be entitled to make a sports injury claim for compensation if another player caused an injury through recklessness or an umpire/referee failed to control a dangerous situation.
Sports spectators are also entitled to make a sports injury compensation claim if they are injured due to any form of negligence while they are watching an event. However, your priority when you are hurt in the pursuit of sport is to seek urgent medical attention.
No amount of sports injury compensation can ever make up for a lifelong disability which could have been prevented by timely medical intervention. Therefore, before speaking with a solicitor about making a sports injury compensation claim, you should visit the Accident and Emergency Department of your local hospital or seek an immediate appointment with your family doctor.
Making a Sports Injury Compensation Claim
Once any issues with your health have been taken care of, it is in your best interests to discuss your sports injury compensation claim with an experienced solicitor. Although claims for sports injury compensation are assessed by the Injuries Board Ireland, a solicitor will be able to help with any issues surrounding liability and advise on how to apply for special damages when you have incurred costs or lost income due to your sports injury.
Should the negligent party deny being responsible for your injury, or claim that you contributed to it by your own lack of care, the Injuries Board Ireland will decline to assess your sports injury compensation claim and you will have to seek litigation in the courts – a scenario which may also occur if either you or the negligent party disagrees with the assessment made by the Injuries Board Ireland.
Free Sports Injury Claim Advice
The prospect of possibly having to pursue your claim for sports injury compensation through the courts should not deter you from making a sports injury compensation claim, and we have established a dedicated helpline to provide helpful and practical information for anybody who has sustained an unnatural injury while participating in, or watching, a sporting event.
You can call seven days a week, between 8.00am and 10.00pm, and discuss your claim for sports injury compensation with an experienced solicitor. He will offer you information about the processes involved to maximise your sports injury compensation claim. Our service is completely confidential and there is no obligation to proceed with a sports injury claim once you have spoken with us.
Call us now or if you cannot speak now please fill in the form on the left and we will call you back.
What to Expect When You Call
We have been helping clients with their claims for personal injury compensation for over twenty years, and we understand the mix of emotions you may have experienced from the time of your sports injury until you call our free sports injury claim advice service.
Therefore, we will listen carefully as you explain how your sports injury occurred, what treatment you received for your injuries and who you believe is responsible for your sports injury compensation claim. You are, of course, welcome to add any questions about your sports injury claim which you believe are relevant.
We will assess your case and establish whether you have a claim for sports injury compensation which is worth your while to pursue. We should also be able to tell you how long your sports injury compensation claim would take to process and how much sports injury compensation we would expect you to receive.
We usually conclude each initial conversation with a summary of what we have discussed and ensure that you have understood the advice we have given and the answers to your questions. We also provide you with a selection of options to consider, based on what you have told us about your sports injury and relevant to your personal circumstances.
You are under no obligation to act on any of our suggestions, and our clients previously found it beneficial to discuss their options with family and friends before proceeding with a sports injury compensation claim. If your discussions raise further questions, you are welcome to call our free sports injury claim service again.
Your first course of action – once there is no risk to your health – is to make your initial call to our free sports injury claim advice service. If now is not a convenient time to speak with us, kindly leave your contact details in the call-back box at the foot of the page and a sports injury claims solicitor will be back in touch with you at a more suitable time.