Sustaining an injury during a sports activity can be devastating. It could force you to take time off or permanently affect your ability to play. If you have a career in sports, an injury can change your life, but even if you only play as a hobby the results can be no less disruptive. Serious injuries can lead to permanent disabilities, but even a minor injury could affect your day-to-day life, including your work and your relationships.
The subsequent emotional weight of a sports injury can leave you feeling anxious about your future and your general health and affect your mental wellbeing. If you need to take time off work to recover, or pay for lifestyle adjustments to accommodate your injury, it may also affect your financial security. If your injury was caused by someone else's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation that could help.
At Switalskis, we know what's at stake in these cases. We specialise in personal injury claims and our legal team is ready to guide you through the process of securing the compensation you deserve. We're experienced at managing sports injury claims and we understand the compassionate approach needed for such delicate matters. Whether your injury resulted from a rugby scrum, a negligent gym instructor or poorly maintained sports facilities, our team can help you to understand your legal options in response to the incident and help you move forward.
When you contact us, our first step will be to talk through the specifics of your situation. We want to get the full picture of what happened to you and how it affected your life. That way, we can assess the viability of your claim and walk you through what making a claim will entail.
Navigating a personal injury claim can seem daunting at first, but you're not alone. We’ll work closely with you, breaking down each step into simple terms and working to move your case forward so you can spend more time focusing on your recovery. From the initial consultations to the day you receive your compensation, we're committed to making sure you know what's going on.
Understanding how your sports injury has impacted your life is a vital part of our process. This helps us tailor our advice to your unique circumstances, strengthening your claim and making the process easier for you.
While we tackle the legal aspects of your claim, our ultimate goal is to pave the way for your recovery - physically, emotionally and financially. This means we'll strive to secure the maximum compensation you're entitled to, so you can afford the best treatment, regain your quality of life and return to the sport you love as soon as possible.
Playing a sport can be risky, but sports injuries are usually preventable when people take the appropriate care and implement the necessary safety measures. When a sports injury happens, it’s often due to negligence or a failure to adhere to safety standards. Below are some of the most common situations in which negligence can result in sports-related injuries. We’ve helped many clients deal with the aftermath of an injury like these, but this list doesn’t cover all the possible ways that you might be injured and owed compensation when playing a sport.
Sport should be about enjoyment, skill and healthy competition, not about coping with an injury that could've been prevented. At Switalskis, we're here to stand up for those who've suffered due to negligence in sports environments.
There are many different types of sports injuries that vary in their nature, severity and context. Each poses its own set of challenges for recovery, and needs a tailored approach from your legal team. Here are some types of sport-related injuries that commonly lead to compensation claims:
This is not a comprehensive list of the types of injuries you might sustain when participating in sports activities. If you have been injured, speak to our team today to learn more about your eligibility to claim.
Our dedicated team of sports injury solicitors is here to simplify the claims process for you. Here's a general guide to how making a sports injury compensation claim typically works:
Throughout this process, we'll keep you informed, making sure you’re ready to confront any decisions that need to be made.
Typically, you'll have three years from the date of the incident to bring a claim. However, in some cases, this period may start from the date that symptoms of the injury become clear, or that you realise the injury was caused by your sports accident.
Here are some key exceptions to keep in mind:
While three years may seem like a long time, speed is of the essence. Eyewitness accounts and other types of evidence are much easier to collect in the immediate aftermath of a claim. The sooner we can begin working on your case, the stronger your claim is likely to be, and we can make sure you’re not at risk of missing any deadlines that apply.
Compensation for personal injuries typically falls into two primary categories:
It’s impossible to estimate how much compensation you could receive without a detailed examination of the evidence, as there are many factors that can affect the total. The best thing to do is to get in touch with us as soon as possible to start the process. We're here to help you every step of the way.
We manage the majority of our personal injury claims on a no win, no fee basis. Simply put, you won't have to pay our legal fees unless we win your case. If we do secure your compensation, a previously agreed percentage of that award will go towards covering your legal costs.
It's understandable to worry about the financial aspects of taking legal action, especially when you're already dealing with the stress of an injury. You might qualify for extra financial support, such as Legal Aid or legal expenses insurance cover, that can make the process more manageable for you. We’ll discuss this with you in your initial consultation and address any funding options and concerns before we move forward with your claim.
If you've suffered a sports injury, it's easy to feel overwhelmed and unsure how to react. However, there are some steps you can take directly after the incident that can benefit your compensation claim later down the line, if you’re physically able to do so:
Making a claim isn't just about securing a financial award; it's about getting the support you need to make a full recovery, both physically and mentally. We're here to guide you every step of the way; you're not just another case file but a valued client deserving of compassion and the best possible outcome.
Personal injury claims come in various shapes and sizes, each with its own set of rules, challenges and considerations. At Switalskis, we've got the expertise to handle a wide range of personal injury claims. Here's a quick rundown of the various types of personal injury claims we can help you with:
For advice on how to make a personal injury claim for a sports injury, or to get yours started today, simply call us on 0800 1380 458 or get in touch with us through our website.