Football injuries can occur in any level of the game. From grass roots up to the professional game. Every game is different as is every injury and that’s why we take every football injury claim seriously and deal with it professionally and promptly. If you’ve had an injury while playing football then let us know, we want to help.
There are plenty of scenarios in football that might mean a compensation claim being made that typically include:
- Bad tackles including violent tackles and recklessness.
- Assault (from other footballers, spectators and even any officials).
- Poorly maintained pitches or equipment.
- Poor training procedures that might have caused your injury.
It is important to remember that football is a fast moving sport where accidental fouls will happen. It is sometimes difficult to prove negligence but every footballer, in the eyes of the law, have a legal duty to take care of the welfare of the opposition players. It is usually beneficial to have independent witnesses to verify what you’ve alleged. We will assess your case with you to determine if we think we can proceed.
Should I Start A Football Injury Claim?
Football is meant to be a fun game for people of all ages to play but sometimes when people don’t do things properly, or sometimes fairly, then people can get injured. If that is the case we believe it’s correct that you should be able to claim because the injury was not your fault and could cause mental anguish, financial hardship or possibly worse you have been left with life-altering injuries.
Should there appear to be nobody else at fault then we would not likely start a claim, but if your injury is down to inappropriate behaviour, neglect or irresponsible behaviour then we shall work our hardest to make sure your footballing injury case moves forward quickly.
What Kind Of Football Injures Could I Claim Compensation For?
With so many different kinds of football injuries that one could potentially claim for it would be difficult to itemise them all on one page. However common footballing injuries include: Ligament damage, fractured and/ or broken legs, arms, fingers, toes, ribs.
Your injuries might be more serious than those mentioned above and may have life-altering consequences but however severe the injury is we have specialist personal injury solicitors to handle these kinds of sports injury claims to ensure we have the best possible chance of having the best result for you.
How To Claim For A Footballing Injury
Should you be thinking of making a football injury claim then here’s some steps to take:
- Get treatment. You need to get treated to begin the recovery process. You also need to ensure that everything is recorded on your medical records including your symptoms, any x-rays, diagnosis and also any medication that you are prescribed.
- Contact Witnesses. Having witnesses to your injury will help immensely because we shall then have independent statements from other people to verify any details you might have provided us already. You should get all relevant times/ dates from any witnesses available.
- Contact us today. Our legal team are always on-hand to help. We shall take all necessary details and then explain exactly how the process works and how we proceed. Our legal team are specialists in football injury claims and we know exactly what evidence is required to make a good claim and can avoid the minefield of mistakes that it is possible to make when trying to claim alone.
We can then email, post, fax you any necessary documents to get your claim up and running (we’ll explain what’s what). Simply complete filling in the documents and email them back and we’ll get the next step in the process started immediately.
Why Use Our Personal Injury Solicitors?
We specialise in dealing with sports injury claims. Our personal injury solicitors know exactly what type of information to gather and what isn’t relevant. We’ve got years of experience working on these types of claims and therefore can work with you to get a fast and favourable outcome. If we think your case isn’t going to get the outcome you want then we are always completely upfront from the start and will let you know our reasons for coming to that decision.
Football Injury Claims FAQ
How Much Will Your Claim Cost?
At Accident Claims Advice we give expert free advice and operate via No Win No Fee. Doing so provides our clients with peace of mind that they aren’t going to be saddled with a large legal bill. Any costs are settled by the other party as part of our claim. Find out more on how No Win No Fee works here.
How Long Will It Take To Claim?
Every injury claim is different to the next and so time taken to gather any evidence and any reports may differentiate. Please be rest assured though that our streamlined legal processes and team operate as quickly efficiently as is possible to get you the outcome you deserve.
How Much Compensation Will I Get?
There are various different factors taken into account when calculating a personal injury claim that it can be precarious to provide a true figure of what amount of compensation shall be awarded without knowing the full facts.
Our solicitors assess each accident claim individually as all claims will be different from one another. Firstly we have to consider the initial injury. Next we look at any possible ongoing symptoms and the time it will likely take you to recover fully. We also need to account for things such as any stress, any loss of income, and any further problems which are because of the injury you have suffered. There is a considerable number of points that we have to factor in for a football injury claim so we can’t give an assessed figure until we’ve fully looked into the circumstances of your case.
However, our injury compensation calculator below for general damages can be used to get some idea of what compensation payouts for a football injury might be available for various injuries.
Is Your Footballing Injury Claim Going To Cause A Huge Bill For The Other Person Involved?
If the person who injured you is another football player or coach from the other football team then their team should have insured them when they registered to play. Therefore their legal bill should be covered by the Football teams insurance policy.
If you were assaulted by a spectator then they would have to look after their own legal costs but you should really concentrate on your claim and not the person who caused it.
Contact us today and we will make your football injury claim on your behalf on a No Win No Fee basis.