Can I claim compensation for a football injury?

Anyone who plays football knows that injuries are often just an unfortunate consequence of the sport, and generally speaking, most are nobody’s fault. 

However, in situations where negligent or intentionally harmful behaviour has taken place, it could be possible to make a sports injury claim for compensation.

When is it possible to claim compensation for a football injury?

There are a variety of reasons why you might have a case to claim for a football-related injury, including:

  • Unsafe surface on the pitch
  • Inadequate sports venue signage
  • Insufficient instruction from sporting venue staff or the referee
  • Players performing dangerous moved during the game
  • Insufficient effort to prevent injury, from the referee or staff at the sporting venue

Tips for making your claim

If you’re thinking about making a claim for a football injury, it’s important to seek medical assistance. Not only will this help to ensure you recover, or at least partly recover, from your injury, but it will also strengthen your case. Be sure to keep any medical records or prescriptions.

Chances are, if you have sustained a football-related injury, there will be several witnesses to the incident. Be sure to gather the names and contact details of any of these witnesses, as well as any staff that were working during the time of the incident.

It’s also important to keep hold of any receipts for injury-related expenses, i.e. trips to the hospital or time off work. It’s possible to reclaim these expenses at a later date, and these will help strengthen your claim.

Seek the assistance of a solicitor

When it comes to any type of personal injury claim – including football injuries – enlisting the help of an experienced solicitor is paramount to the success of your claim. At DPP Law, we have a team of specialist personal injury solicitors on hand to fight your corner and get you the compensation you deserve.

For a free, confidential discussion about your case, please do not hesitate to contact us today.


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