No win, no fee sports injury compensation claims
You can be represented by a highly-experienced sports injury lawyer at no upfront cost to you. Under our No Win No Fee agreement you only pay a pre-agreed percentage of the compensation awarded if your case is successful.
Sports injury compensation claims
If you’ve suffered a sports injury and received substandard medical treatment, you could be eligible to make a claim.
Whether at amateur or professional level, you should expect the highest level of medical treatment after sustaining a sports injury, helping you get match fit in as little time as possible.
Failures on behalf of medical staff can hinder the rehabilitation process, making it difficult for athletes to return to form.
Specialist sports injury solicitors
Failures on behalf of healthcare professionals can worsen the symptoms of a sports injury, impacting on performance and leading to significant loss of earnings.
In severe cases, substandard care or the misdiagnosis of an injury could put an end to your career in sport, and so it’s vital that those responsible are held to account for their negligence.
You may also be able to make a claim if you can prove that your injury was preventable. There are several circumstances in which you may be able to claim, including when you’ve received injury through:
- A dangerous or inappropriate tackle
- Poor coaching resulting in physical injury
- Violent conduct from other players or coaching staff
- Unmaintained equipment
- A hazardous playing surface
You may also be able to claim if you were the spectator at a sporting event when you sustained an injury. In this instance, compensation may be sought if you were injured because of the condition of the venue or as a result of inadequate crowd control.
Making a sports injury claim
We offer expert legal advice to those injured during sport, at any level.
Our experienced medical negligence solicitors can help you claim compensation for inadequate diagnosis and substandard treatment of sporting injuries.
We have a highly effective and proven system in place to deal with cases relating to sports injury claims. We can:
- access medical reports quickly
- ascertain the severity of the error
- keep you updated and advised without the use of medical jargon
- deliver maximum compensation settlements smoothly
Ensuring you get the medical negligence compensation you deserve
How to make a sports injury claim
Make a claim in six easy steps
Free Initial Advice
Call us, request a callback or complete our online claim form and we will assess whether we think you have a claim.
We will help you to decide how best to fund your claim. Usually we will be able to offer you a No win, No fee agreement.
Obtain Medical Records & Medical Reports
We will request copies of your medical records and instruct appropriate medical experts to prepare reports confirming whether your care was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Letter Of Claim
We will send a letter to your helathcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.
Prepare Claim Valuation
We will put together a schedule of loss setting out the losses you have incurred and the extent of the injuries you have sustained.
We will send all the evidence to your opponent inviting their settlement proposals. If we cannot agree a reasonable settlement, we will prepare court proceedings.
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What rehabilitative care and support is available to me after making a sports injury claim?
If we take on your case, we’ll work to establish liability with a view to secure interim compensation payments which will help cover the cost of sports injury management and aftercare services, aiding your rehabilitation.
Our sports injury solicitors are experienced in helping professional and non-professional sportsmen and women get the support they need following negligent medical care of a serious injury.
Thanks to our close partnerships with leading sports injury management specialists, we can help elite athletes get the rehabilitative care they need to make an effective recovery.
Rehabilitative sports injury services which compensation can help to pay for include:
- Concussion clinics
- Post-injury dietetic assessment
- Specialist therapies
Where can sports injuries happen?
A sports injury may have happened due to the training or playing location not being maintained to an adequate standard, such as:
- Bad ground conditions
- Badly maintained/faulty equipment
- Incorrect protective equipment being provided
- Obstacles not being cleared away
Can I claim compensation if I was a spectator at a sports event?
If you sustained injuries whilst watching a sports event, you may be entitled to claim personal injury compensation when there’s evidence to show that the accident could have been avoided.
Compensation may be awarded in cases where the upkeep of the stadium or venue was to blame for your injuries, or when insufficient crowd control made conditions dangerous. If we accept your claim, our personal injury solicitors will hold the event organisers to account for their negligence.
Who will my sports injury claim be made against?
If you decide to make a compensation claim, we’ll take robust action against those responsible on your behalf. In most cases, this will be the medical professional/s whose negligent treatment and misdiagnosis has aggravated the symptoms of your injury.
However, if there’s evidence to show that your injuries were preventable, you can choose to take action against those responsible. We can help you make a claim against:
- Medical professionals
- Another player or athlete
- Coaching or managerial staff
- Event organisers
- Venue or stadium managers
- Match officials
What kind of evidence do I need to claim sports injury compensation?
To make a successful sports injury claim, you’ll need to show evidence that negligent medical care has aggravated your injury, complicating your full and complete recovery. We’ll assess your medical records to establish the circumstances of your injury, and will request that an independent medical examiner looks at your case to establish fault and corroborate your claim.
When making a personal injury claim for a preventable sports injury, you’ll need to provide direct evidence from a witness who saw the incident first hand and can verify the negligence. This could be another player, a referee, coach or an organisation.
For free and impartial advice about making a sports injury claim, contact our team today.
Was I properly advised on my treatment options?
Doctors and surgeons are not allowed to carry out any medical treatment unless the patient – or their next of kin – has been fully informed of any potential risks and any alternative treatment options available.
Patients should be fully involved in decisions relating to their medical treatment and be able to make an informed choice about the treatment they receive.
Our team at Hudgell Solicitors has represented many clients who have undergone treatments or been given medication, unaware of potential future complications or issues. Common examples include:
- Failing to inform patients of the potential risks of operations / treatments
- Failing to warn patients of potential side effects of treatments / medications
- Failing to inform patient of alternative treatment options
- Failing to warn of patients of potential complications during /following surgery
- Failing to inform patients that further surgery may still be required
- Failing to provide accurate information on the expertise of surgeons
- Failing to offer options other than surgery
- Failing to consult fully with mothers / parents on birth delivery plans / options
Read more about consent here: Failure to Obtain Informed Consent
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