Has somebody’s else neglect caused you a sports related injury?

With London and the South-East being the UK’s hub for sport, it’s no surprise that we are one of the leading areas for sports injury claims.

With thousands of people participating in sports each weekend such as rugby, football, tennis, basketball and other high-intensity activities; the risk of serious injury is high. But, what happens when someone sustains an injury(s) due to somebody else’s negligence or reckless behaviour? If you have suffered an injury whilst participating in a sports activity, you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

And, in addition to the money you may be entitled to you will also be able to claim for any costs, expenses or loss of earnings you have incurred as a result. Our team of expert sports injury solicitors will review your circumstances, act quickly and sympathetically to support you throughout the claims process and are highly experienced with these types of accident claims.

Contact our team to start your sports injury claim today by calling 01702 339222 for a free initial discussion. 

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What evidence do I need to make a sports injury claim?

To make a sports injury compensation claim, you need to show evidence that negligence caused your injury(s) or complicated your full recovery. This could be a sports coach, an organisation, a referee or another player. Our personal injury team will assess your sports injury(s) together with your medical records to establish your circumstances. We will then let you know if we think you have grounds to make a personal injury claim for your injury(s). If you are comfortable with us representing you, we will then start your claim. 

How long does a sports injury claim take to resolve?

As with all personal injury claims, the amount of time it takes can significantly vary because no 2 accidents are the same. There are 2 issues to take into consideration when making a sports injury claim which are liability (who was to blame for your injury) and medical evidence. This process could also get a little bit more complex if medical negligence was also partly to blame for your injury(s). If medical negligence is found, you may be entitled to more compensation. 

How much compensation will I receive?

How much compensation you receive will depend on the type of injury you have sustained, how it has affected you, and how it might affect you in the future. However, our specialist personal injury solicitors will ensure that you receive the full amount of compensation you deserve, including any costs you have incurred or loss of earnings. We will provide you with advice about the claims process and how much we think yours is worth. 

Will I need to attend court?

Very few sports injury claims end up going to court. If those who caused your injury(s) admit liability, then we will be able to settle your case without the need to attend a court. However, in the unlikely event that your the case ends up in court, our experienced personal injury solicitors will support you throughout the process. 

Is there a time limit for making a sports injury claim?

If you have suffered from a sports injury, then the general rule is that you must file your claim within 3 years of the incident taking place. If you have been injured and it wasn’t your fault, then the best thing to do is contact us as soon as possible. Our expert team of solicitors have years of experience dealing with negligence claims and can help you secure the compensation you rightly deserve. 

Can I represent myself in a sports injury case?

Yes, you can represent yourself if you wish to. However, a sports injury claim is a lot to take on by yourself (especially if you are still suffering from your injuries). Those who are liable for your injury(s) may also take advantage of the fact you are representing yourself. That is why it is so important to work with a personal injury solicitor who will have your best interest at heart to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. We specialise in no win no fee claims, so you have nothing to lose by contacting our team.  

Are spinal injury and brain injury claims more complicated to resolve?

Spinal injury and brain injury claims are different to other types of personal injury or accident claims. This is because they usually have a more serious impact on individuals and total recovery after sustaining such an injury is slim. We are specialists in serious injury claims, so if you wish to start your claim, please contact our team today. 

What is a litigation friend?

Under UK law, those under the age of 18 cannot file for their own sports injury compensation claims because they lack the required “legal capacity”. However, a parent or guardian can be appointed to represent their child and file for compensation on their behalf. This person is known as a litigation friend. They take on all the responsibility that is related to the sports injury claim.

Will I need a medical examination?

Yes, we will arrange a medical examination to gain a full understanding of the extent of your injury(s) and then a report will be compiled to support your claim. The reason we do this is to ensure that we get the maximum amount of compensation for you. 

What is a no win no fee agreement?

With negligence claims where an injury was caused by someone else, most solicitors are willing to take on these cases on a no win no fee basis. What no win no fee means is that if a solicitor doesn’t win your compensation claim, you are not required to pay their fees. 

Why should I choose BTMK to handle my case?

Our personal injury team have years of extensive experience in dealing with serious injury claims ranging from broken bones to fatal accidents. We understand the effects that a sporting injury can have on victims and their families which is why we compassionately support all of our clients throughout the no win no fee claims process.

We are accredited by the Legal 500 and are considered as a thoroughly impressive and client-friendly team of personal injury solicitors specialising in sports related injuries. We are also regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, who set the professional and ethical standards they expect from us. 

What our clients say

To Johanne,

Before I came to you I was told I had no claim for medical negligence, so please accept these flowers as a token of my appreciation fro you bringing this matter to a successful conclusion.

I would not hesitate to use your firm again, or recommend you to anyone who asks me fora favourable solicitor.

Thank you.

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Very pleased with all of Johanne’s assistance. Worth the 75 mile round trip!

- Mr B, West Kingsdown

Thank you Ruth for your hard work and understanding.

- Mrs D Thomas, Benfleet

Johanne Turner – So helpful and understanding throughout. Good communication and & just excellent overall.

- Ms G Woods, Warrington

Johanne Turner was a very nice lady.

- Mrs H, Basildon

I just wanted to say a huge thank you to Ruth Hemmingway.

- Mr B, Southend-on-Sea

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Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence | BTMK Solicitors

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Personal Injury & Clinical Negligence | BTMK Solicitors

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