These days, more than ever, it is very important to eat healthily, stay fit and exercise regularly, especially with the rise in obesity related illnesses. However, if you are injured by someone else when playing or watching a sport, you may be entitled to compensation.

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These days, more than ever, it is very important to eat healthily, stay fit and exercise regularly, especially with the rise in obesity related illnesses. However, if you are injured by someone else when playing or watching a sport, you may be entitled to compensation.

Sports injuries can occur in a different range of sports, and though some rules of the game do protect players, sometimes injuries occur outside these regulations and mean that someone else might be to blame. In these circumstances you may be entitled to make a claim.

Though there are situation where you might entitled to make a claim, when playing a sport there is always a chance you might suffer an injury. If you have fallen or slipped when playing or watching and no one is at fault you may not be able to make a claim.

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If you have suffered an injury in any of the following places, you may be able to claim:

  • At work – including if you work in the Armed Forces
  • Educational Institutions; School, College or University
  • Private Property
  • Public or Council Property
Sports Injuries that you can claim for include:

Faulty Equipment:

using equipment in sport is usually essential and if you are injured whilst using it, and the product has a fault or wasn’t maintained properly you may be entitled to claim. Occasionally equipment may have not been set up properly, goal posts may be lose or not assembled and you may trip over and injure yourself. This may also be the case with ground pegs sticking out of the ground, if you are injured because of these you may be entitled to claim.

Poorly Maintained Surfaces:

Sometimes sports matches will be played even a pitch isn’t in suitable condition. Michael Lewin helped a man claim compensation after he broke his leg on a waterlogged pitch. The referee’s report confirmed that the pitch made the tackle that he sustained more dangerous. Through this he was able to make a claim.

Spectators at a sport:

If you are injured whilst watching a sport because of the conditions where you are watching it you may be able to make a claim. These conditions include; if the seating is unsafe, lighting conditions, levels of noise and shelter.

Insufficient Training:

If you have been injured because you haven’t receiving proper training or you have been pushed too hard and been injured as a result of this you may be entitled to make a claim.

Illegal Tackles:

Contact sports can be dangerous and you can be injured, but if the other player adheres to the rules you may not be able to claim. However, if an illegal move is made and you are injured you might be entitled to claim.

Recently Michael Lewin Solicitors helped a 15 year old girl make a claim after her teacher forced her to play rugby against a group of boys, one of the boys tackled her and she dislocated her shoulder and fractured her wrist.

If you have had a sports injury that wasn’t your fault please contact us here at Michael Lewin Solicitors on 0113 200 9787.

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