Sport and exercise are normally associated with keeping fit and healthy. However, when proper precautions and procedures are not put in place, or not adhered to, sport and sporting events can themselves become the cause of a wide range of injuries.
Most sports are physically demanding so some minor injuries are inevitable. However, if the cause of your injury was not your fault, you may be entitled to compensation.
It is not just professional sports people that are entitled to claim compensation when they are injured whilst taking part in a sporting activity. Anyone who suffers a sports injury, whether they are taking part on a professional, semi-professional, amateur or purely recreational basis, is entitled to claim compensation if someone else is to blame for the incident.
Here at Jobling Gowler, our specialist Sports Injuries Team deal with a range of sports injuries involving some of the following sports activities:
- Fitness Clubs or Gymnasiums
- Exercise Classes
- Team related sports including Football, Rugby, Cricket and Hockey
- Indoor Cricket and Hockey
Around 4.5 million adults currently hold gym memberships in the UK, with an increasing number of people joining. Gyms and leisure centres are great places to keep fit, provided the correct Health and Safety standards are met. If a safe environment is not provided, accidents can occur, some of which result in serious injuries.
If you have been injured in a sporting accident in the last 3 years please contact our sports injury team who can arrange a free initial consultation with a specialist solicitor during which you can receive advice about the options available to you. We have considerable experience in acting for clients of sporting injury claims and are aware that such injuries can have a devastating effect.