Sports injuries are often an unfortunate consequence of sporting activities but can be potentially career threatening to those making a living through sport.
Whether you are a sports professional or you are engaged in sporting activities for exercise or leisure, injuries caused by the fault of another may give rise to a claim for damages for injury, medical expenses and any other associated losses including earnings.
Farleys have an extensive history of acting for claimants who have suffered sports and other injuries, including claims for professional sports people, recovering millions of pounds in compensation.
Our sports lawyers are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers.
Making a compensation claim for a sports injury
Violent conduct may give rise to a civil liability where such conduct causes injury or loss; an opposing player is not entitled to deliberately injure or show reckless disregard for the safety of a fellow player. Dangerous tackles may also give rise to a personal injury claim, the infamous ‘spear tackle’ in rugby highlighting this issue. If you have been involved in an incident whilst playing sport that resulted in a serious injury, we can assist you in making a claim.
Misdiagnosis or medical negligence by physios, medical consultants, surgeons or other medical professionals may also give rise to a compensation claim.