Sports Accidents

Participating in sports, whether at an amateur or professional level, carries certain risks that can lead to injuries. If you have suffered an accident that was not your fault while taking part in, or watching, a sporting activity, the team at JMW is here to help. We have years of experience securing compensation for those who have been injured as a result of somebody else’s negligence.

To speak to a solicitor about your sporting accident, call us now on 0800 054 6570 or fill in our online enquiry form and let us know a convenient time to get back to you.

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Sport Accident Claims Explained

You are entitled to make a claim for personal injury compensation if you suffer an accident as a result of another party’s negligence. Making a sports accident claim can be complex because it isn’t always clear who is at fault. However, regardless of the activity you participate in, accidents can happen and when they do, it is important you get the support of a specialist lawyer to help you seek compensation.

We have a great deal of experience handling cases relating to sporting accidents and have worked with individuals who have sustained injuries while undertaking the following activities:

  • Athletics
  • Cricket
  • Cycling
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Gym workouts
  • Ice skating
  • Mountain biking
  • Netball
  • Rugby
  • Skiing
  • Snowboarding
  • Tennis

Regardless of your sport or activity, if your injury was the result of someone else’s negligence, you are able to make a claim for compensation. 

Causes of Injury

There are many different ways an injury can happen while you are participating in a sport; however, those caused by somebody else’s negligence are likely to derive from the following:

  • Other participants acting recklessly
  • Defective equipment or facilities
  • Inadequate training
  • Poorly maintained pitches and flooring
  • Incorrect instructions from a coach or instructor

It is not only participants who can be injured during a sports activity. We have also helped spectators and bystanders make successful claims for injuries sustained through no fault of their own. For example, we’ve dealt with claims for those who have been injured by stray tennis and golf balls whilst at events, or walking past recreation grounds.  

Ultimately, whatever the scale of your injury, if it has happened as the result of another party’s negligence, you are entitled to make a claim.

Why Choose JMW?

When you are involved in a sporting accident, the stress of suffering an injury is likely to be amplified as you may have to refrain from taking part in an enjoyable hobby. If you are a professional sports person, you may even be facing the prospect of being unable to continue your career. Our experts understand the distress this can cause and, if you make a claim, we will ensure you receive the best support and advice to help reduce the impact on your quality of life.

JMW can help ensure you are appropriately compensated for your injuries, and can assist you in reclaiming any incurred expenses suffered as a result of the accident. This can mean anything from time taken off work, damaged items and sporting equipment and medical bills. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the best possible service and support after an accident, and our goal is to help you get back to the position you were in before the injury as quickly as possible.

Talk to Us

If you would like to discuss making a claim with us, get in touch by either calling 0800 054 6570, filling in our online enquiry form or chatting to us via our online function.



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