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Sports Injury Compensation

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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 team mates or opponents. Both players in the sporting activity and spectators are entitled to make a claim.

You can make a claim if you are injuried in both contact and non-contact sports. 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. 

Compensation may be awarded not only for the injury suffered but also for the foreseeable consequences of the injury where a professional's career may be affected by the injury.

If you think you may have a claim get in touch now and our specialist sports injury lawyers will provide you with a free initial consultation on your claim. 

With us, unlike many others, you keep 100% of the compensation you receive.

We also don't charge you a fee for pursusing your sporting injury claim on your behalf and we do not take any of your compensation. You can instruct us with confidence that there are no risks or costs for you.

Get in touch with our sporting injury/accident claims team

Speak to one of our specialist team for a free initial consultation. We cover the whole of Scotland and have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness, Thurso & Lerwick but can deal with your claim no matter where you are based. 

We will be able to give you an indication of the potential value of your claim. Remember with us you keep 100% of the compensation your receive.

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Common sports injury questions

Compensation Claims for Non-Contact Sports

In relation to non-contact sports such as golf and skiing where participants may be injured by the action of other participants within the location where the injury occurred, damages may also be sought against the owners of the club or resort where the injury occurred as a result of their failure to protect participants from less skilled users. The question of whether or not the accident was caused by an error or misjudgement which could not be reasonably anticipated by the participants or the owners of the course or run where it occurred would be important.

How will your Compensation be Calculated?

In professional sports the conduct of a young player should be judged against that of a comparative player at the same stage of development in his career and not against a more experienced or skilled professional.

Compensation may be awarded not only for the injury suffered but also for the foreseeable consequences of the injury where a professional's career may be affected by the injury.

The claimant would require to demonstrate that he would have been capable of maintaining a career in his chosen sport by confirming what a comparatively skilled player at the same level of development would have been capable of earning. The courts may take into account the level of competition for places within the sport and the difficulties of maintaining a career at professional level even where injury has not occurred where that can be affected by non-related factors out with both the player and his or her club's control.

 

Can I make a Sports Injury Claim?

Those who take part in competitive sport owe a duty of care to all other participants to ensure that they take such care as is reasonable to avoid injury to other participants. Both participants in the sporting activity and spectators are entitled to make a claim.

In a recent Scottish case a golfer was successful in recovering damages whilst walking on a path adjacent to the fairway on a golf course after being struck by the ball of another golfer.

Compensation Claims for Contact Sports

For an action to succeed where injury has been caused by a contact sport such as football or rugby, the participant inflicting the injury will only be held to be liable if it can be established by the injured party that his actions amounted to a reckless disregard for the claimant's safety.

There has to be proof of something more than a mere error of judgement since misjudgements and mistiming are an integral part of all sports and the courts will not compensate for unfortunate actions that can occur in fast and physically combative sports.

To find out more and to discuss your circumstances call us free on 0800 904 7777 to discuss your claim or fill out the form below and someone will be in contact with you soon.

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Why choose us for your sports injury claim

Keep 100% of your compensation

Unlike our competitors if you use us for your personal injury compensation claim you keep 100% of your compensation. So if you're awarded £5,000 compensation, you receive £5,000.

We recover our fees from the other side so you keep all the compensation you are awarded. There are no costs for you so you have peace of mind using Harper Macleod.

Quick, efficient service

We try to settle each personal injury claim as quickly as possible but every case is different.

There are many factors which will determine how quickly we can settle your claim such as the severity of the injury and how long it takes to establish liability but in general we aim to resolve most claims in less than 9 months.

Our clients rate us as 9.5 out of 10 in terms of service & advice and 9 out of 10 customers would use us again and recommend us to friends & family.

No cost to you

Do not be confused by the phrase "No Win No Fee".  Often that means if you do win you receive less than 100% of your compensation.  We do not charge you a fee and we do not take any of your compensation. You can instruct us with confidence that there are no costs for you.

Maximise your compensation

We will work hard for you to make sure you receive the maxmium compensation you deserve. The value of your compensation will depend on the injury you sustained as a result of your accident and how long your symptoms last. 

We have a Personal Injury compensation calculator to let you know how much you could be due based on your injury.

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