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No win, no fee sports injury compensation claims

No win, no fee

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.

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Sports injury compensation claims

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.

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Specialist sports injury solicitors

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 medical negligence 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.

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Making a sports injury claim

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
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How to make a sports injury claim

How to make a claim

Make a claim in six easy steps

Step 1

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.

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Step 2

Funding

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.

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Step 3

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.

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Step 4

Letter Of Claim

We will send a letter to your healthcare provider with details of your claim, setting out why we think your case was negligent and how this caused you injury.

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Step 5

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.

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Step 6

Negotiate Settlement

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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We’re always committed to getting the optimum outcome for you.

Hudgell Solicitors took my case on and my expectations were exceeded. All persons at Hudgell are professional and courteous. My claim was one against Norfolk Police. Without going into details, the Police had clearly been in the wrong and were in process of accusing me of exactly what they had actually done to me and a further cover up of the truth. Hudgell took my instructions and were in contact with me during the whole process and brought about a very satisfactory outcome. To be clear...Satisfactory is a very good outcome. I would recommend Hudgell without question. I feel I have been treated respectfully and my case notes were engrained into those at Hudgell that helped me get a conclusion to the most heinous acts from the Norfolk Police.
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Philip Moore
My brother was the victim of quite a bad motorcycle accident where he was not at fault. Sadly he only held third party cover so whilst he was in hospital I was asked by him to find a solicitor to claim against the third party. After doing some research I chose Hudgell to help us (even tho Neil Hudgell is the owner of the dreaded Hull KR and I am a massive FC fan). INITIAL CONTACT I made contact by phone and this was a simple conversation. The member of staff was very friendly and extremely helpful. All the questions I had were dealt with and I was very happy with the outcome of the call. FOLLOWING INITAL CONTACT. Within half an hour of contacting Hudgell’s a senior manager made contact with me and discussed what would happen next. Again this was very personal and really helpful. After another half an hour Sam (my brother’s now solicitor) called me. We chatted about what had happened and what he was planning to do initially. Sam was really friendly and understanding. He put me at ease right away and explained everything clearly and directly answering all questions I had. Within a week of the claim being opened Sam and Laura (Chartered Legal Executive) visited my brother in hospital. They helped put him at ease immediately and talked through what would happen, what their objectives were and also but more importantly made my brother understand that they would do everything to help him in any way he needed. After this meeting in the hospital we were happy that this claim was in safe hands. Sam the Solicitor A very friendly chap who shoots from the hip and tells you a spade is a spade. A chap who doesn’t make promises he can’t keep. A really likable man who you would want to have a pint with and we did not always look at him as the solicitor. He kept us updated at all stages and was always contactable. I did have one heated conversation with Sam BUT this was a good thing. I say this because he is very passionate about his job sometimes when a third person (me) is acting on behalf of the victim (my brother) it can be a little hard at times to please everyone. He took all we threw at him and directed us really well. Sam thank you for all your hard work, your support and the outcome. Laura Chartered Legal Executive What can I say about Laura, an absolute gem this lady is. Professional, very committed to her job, compassionate, More than helpful, caring and really cared in my opinion about my brother and his recovery. Every contact we had with Laura was amazing. She is one of those people who puts you at ease right away. Laura dealt with every problem with put at her feet, every question we had she dealt with and if she could not answer there and then she would find the answers we needed. If we had a problem she would find a solution. Again always contactable and if she could not respond immediately to a call she would call back within the business day. Laura thank you for all your hard work, Thank you for being there when we were dealing with all the problems we had. Both Sam and yourself are a credit to your company and your profession. The service provided by Hudgell’s far exceeded what we expected. If you need the services Hudgell provides then I would highly recommend your choice of solicitors is this company.
5 Stars
Mark Fox
I was represented/instructed by Mobeena Salim, who was always available when i wanted to discuss my case, which was reassuring and comforting. We were able to pressure the defendants who eventually agreed to settle and this meant we did not have the drawn out court process! Overall, i am happy with the service, only criticism is that i feel we could have settled a higher amonut if we continued negotiations. Would use this firm again! Thanks for everything.
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S C Williams
I am sorry but the person's name that dealt with me who was admin was Natasha - my name is definitely not Natalie but obviously it shows how much attention you pay to people's particulars and case details. So sorry not interested in your services - as previously mentioned when it comes to medical negligence, you are impersonal, inefficient and inaccurate. Also the comment went on TP on the 22nd March and you provided yet another generic response on the 2nd April.
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Calista Harrison
Chris Trousdale was the one of the youngest miscarriages of justice victims as a result of the Post Office Horizon scandal.
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FAQs

FAQs

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
  • Physiotherapy
  • Podiatry
  • Post-injury dietetic assessment
  • Psychology
  • 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
  • Spectators

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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