The Basics on Sports Injury Compensation Claims

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Serious sports injuries do not only happen to professional athletes, they are an everyday occurrence that could happen every time a person steps on a court, field, track, or rink. A sports injury can be debilitating and cause a multitude of negative impacts on a person’s life. Sports injury compensation claims are legal actions taken as a result of a sports injury, which is recognized as a bodily ailment directly resulting from physical activity. Since no two accidents are the same, there is much variation in how to approach a sports injury compensation claim. The most common type of injury occurs from over use and repetitive motion. The other involves a single incident of high-impact trauma. Successful sports injury compensation claims are most often involving the second type of injury where there is a clear indication of who was at fault for the accident. However it is possible to make a claim for a repetitive injury especially if faulty equipment or gear is used.
It is usually difficult to make claims when you are a willing participant in a sporting event. This is especially the case if a waver has been signed acknowledging and accepting the risks of participation. However, there are two main ways for a sports injury case to be successful. The first would involve negligence; the second would claim wilful conduct.


In the case of negligence, the defendant (person or party being blamed for the accident) must have established responsibility for the injured player. There must have been some kind of reckless disregard for safety that would have foreseen an accident. This negligence would most likely lay with the coach, or event organizer and the case would therefore be made against those people. An example of this would be a player not being given proper safety equipment or instruction on how to safely engage in an activity. However, if the injured person is also at fault for their own injury and has demonstrated negligence against themselves, the case against the defendant may be dropped, or the damages significantly reduced.

Wilful Conduct

Wilful conduct differs from a sports injury compensation claim of negligence considerably. Wilful conduct implies there was intent to harm. Meaning the defendant consciously, deliberately and voluntarily harmed the injured person. In this case, the defendant would be targeted directly as the main reason for the accident. These circumstances can be malicious and violent, and some extreme cases can end with the defendant serving a jail sentence.

Reasons for Sports Injury Claims

A sport injury can be devastating for the injured person. Sports injury compensation claims make it possible for an injured person to be provided with compensation for their suffering. The most commonly sought after compensation comes in the form of money. The justification behind seeking financial compensation is for medical expenses incurred by the injury, and impacts the sports injury has had on one’s ability to make a living. Making a sports injury compensation claim is a suitable action to make when appropriate. It is important to connect with a lawyer with knowledge on this subject for further assistance. 

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