Sports injury claims solicitors
We are sports injury experts and have one of the largest personal injury departments in Scotland with over 25 personal injury specialists.
Sports injury compensation claims
Those who take part in competitive sport owe a duty of care to all other players to ensure that they take such care as is reasonable to avoid injury to other teammates or opponents. Both players in the sporting activity and spectators are entitled to make a claim. For example, if you are injured due to the behaviour or actions of others during sport you may be due compensation.
Also if you’ve suffered an injury due to the sports facilities you may have a claim against the operator. For example, if your injury was caused due to hazards on the park or badly maintained facilities.
Our specialist personal injury lawyers will intimate the details of your sports injury claim as quickly as possible after the accident. The details of the accident and injury will be sent to the insurance company who represents the party or organisation at fault.
We will ingather details of your losses, any documents that we need to prove your case and will contact witnesses as soon as possible.
Covering the whole of Scotland, with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Elgin, Inverness, Thurso and Lerwick we offer a no win no fee service.
Common questions about sports injury claims
The time limit for settling a case is usually three years after the accident. However, in terms of the compulsory Scottish pre-action protocol, your claim should be intimated as soon as possible.
If a child is involved in a sports injury accident the timescale will be three years for raising a court action following their 16th birthday.
For clients who do not have the benefit of Legal Expense Insurance (“LEI”) we deal with claims on a No Win No Fee basis, meaning you pay nothing if your case is unsuccessful. Even if you have LEI there is no requirement for you to accept the solicitors chosen by your insurers. You have the right to “freedom of choice” if you feel they do not have the expertise for your claim or even the right location.
A No Win No Fee agreement is also known as a confidential fee agreement which is an agreement you make with us so that you can make your personal injury claim without having to put up any legal fees upfront. So if your claim is unsuccessful the agreement states you will not have to pay any fees, helping to relieve any stress or worry throughout the claim process.
In addition to our No Win No Fee service we can access support, medical care, and help for you and your family due to the relationships we have with support groups in Scotland and have offices throughout Scotland – Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso, Elgin, and Lerwick. We will fight for justice and fairness, we will do the hard work for you and are committed to making a positive difference.
We can claim compensation for any injury you suffer including for the foreseeable consequences of the injury where a professional’s career may be affected. You may also be able to claim for general out of pocket expenses, loss of earnings, care and assistance required and various other expenses.
- If the accident was in the last three years
- If someone else was at fault
- If you have suffered injury and/or been off work as a result of the accident
- If you are out of pocket for miscellaneous expenses such as your policy excess, children’s car seats and hire costs.
“Staff are really friendly and down to earth. They break everything down perfectly so you understand everything that is going on. Communication was amazing and I would just like to thank Laura Gallagher who did all of the above and much more making it as easy and effortless as possible for myself. Highly recommended”
“I would highly recommend Craig McKellar and his team. Very professional and great communication. Thanks again”
“Richard Steell’s hard work and dedication on my case has removed the stress from my accident aftermath and resulted in a fair result.”
“Great service with Harper Macleod, would highly recommend them. Laura Gallacher did a fantastic job helping me and made the whole situation a lot easier”
“Heather Calderwood is a standout solicitor. She displays true leadership and excellent ethical judgement.”
“Amy Dickson is strong, clear, determined and an impressive litigator.”
“Suzanne McGarrigle justly deserves her reputation for being an iron first in a velvet glove. Pleasant and professional to deal with, but also tenacious and one step ahead of the opposition.”
“Heather Calderwood is a very experienced and able partner who is also a solicitor-advocate. Strong relationships with their clients who value the advice given to them.”
“Amy Dickson is determined and a quality litigator.” “Deal exclusively with partner, Suzanne McGarrigle and associate, Amy Dickson. Very available and always willing to elucidate when we southerners gasp in incomprehension about Scottish procedure. They provide ad hoc advice and formal training as part of their service.”
“Suzanne McGarrigle focuses on each client’s commercial objectives and is good at building a rapport with them.”
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