Serious injuries are often sustained during sports and leisure activities and can have major consequences on the victim’s life.
All kinds of participants of sports and leisure activities can be innocently involved in accidents leaving detrimental consequences on the victim. Participants who are injured during sports and leisure activities range from top level sportsmen and women through to individuals who occasionally take part for recreational purposes.
It is not only major injuries which can cause problems but even minor low impact injuries can have a significant impact on the ability of an individual to continue to undertake the sport they enjoy. Serious injuries can have devastating consequences on the victim including the way of life and preventing the victim from being able to earn a living or having a significant effect on earning potential.
Organisations involved in organising and operating sports and leisure activities are obliged statutorily to undertake a risk assessment and identify all unnecessary risks to which participants may be subjected.
The facilities or equipment used or provided by an organisation for the activity may be dangerous or defective and this can include the condition of pitches or courts.
Injuries sustained during sports and leisure activities can be of many different types. Another participant may behave in an unsuitable manner so as to cause avoidable injury to the victim. Sometimes serious injuries can result from insufficient training and supervision. This is often particular in relation to exercise equipment in gyms such as weights.
If you have been involved in an accident during a sports or leisure activity that was not your fault, call our solicitors who specialise in compensation claims on 0800 0891331 and we will advise you on your first steps to receiving the compensation you deserve on a No Win No Fee basis.